The accident occurred at Ford’s Dearborn Diversified Manufacturing Plant located on Miller Road early in the morning. A spokesperson for Ford said a contractor was working on a crane when he fell around 50 feet to the floor of the facility.
WJBK reports that the man sustained critical injuries in the fall. The contractor was transported to a local hospital immediately. The extent of the worker’s injuries are currently unknown.
The Ford spokesperson says the man was not wearing a safety strap at the time of the fall. WJBK reports that Ford is investigating the cause of the fall.
The following information is provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):