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Strong Industries Employee Killed in Workplace Accident

The Northumberland County Coroner’s Office has ordered an autopsy into the death of a 20-year-old employee who was killed in a workplace accident at Strong Industries Pools and Spas.

Details of the Workers Death

According to the Daily Item, the employee was killed when a 1,200-pound mold was lowered onto him. The accident occurred just before 8 am, and the coroner pronounced the man dead at the scene at 8:50 am.

The name of the deceased has not been released pending the notification of his family in Alabama.

The accident remains under investigation, and an autopsy has been scheduled for Thursday morning.

On the Job Injury 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.
  • Of the 4,379 worker fatalities that occurred in private industry, 937 were associated with construction.
  • The leading causes of work-related deaths are:
    • Falls
    • Struck by object
    • Electrocutions
    • Caught-In/Between

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