Accident at Ohio Steel Plant Leaves One Dead

A man was killed Monday when he was crushed by a large steel coil at a plant near Cincinnati.

Details of the Steel Workers Death

According to U.S. News, 46-year-old Brian Cupp was killed at SteelSummit in Forest Park, Ohio when he was crushed under a 30,000 pound coil.

SteelSummit primarily provides rolled steel for the automotive, air conditioning, and construction injuries.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched an investigation into Cupp’s death, and SteelSummit is cooperating with investigators.

Workplace Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

  • 4,836 workers were killed on the job in 2015. This averages to more than 93 deaths a week or more than 13 deaths every day.
  • 4,379 of those deaths occurred in private industry and 937 were associated with construction.
  • Among the leading causes of work-related deaths are:
    • Falls
    • Struck by object
    • Electrocutions
    • Caught-In/Between
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