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Worker Killed in Accident at South Texas Alcoa Plant


A contract worker was fatally injured in an industrial accident at an Alcoa manufacturing plant on Tuesday.

About the Fatal Alcoa Accident

According to reports from the Associated Press, the 42-year-old man was killed when he was hit by a door that was being installed on a tank by a crane.

The incident occurred Tuesday afternoon at the Alcoa World Alumina manufacturing plant in Point Comfort, Texas.

Details on the incident are scarce, and Alcoa has declined to disclose how the accident happened or provide details on the work that was being completed.

Federal authorities have been sent to investigate the plant.

On the Job Injury Statistics

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

  • 4,405 workers were killed in workplace accidents in 2013.
    • This averages to 85 deaths a week or more than 12 deaths every day.
  • Of those, 3,929 occurred in private industry and 796 were linked to accidents that occurred at construction sites.
  • OSHA completed 39,228 federal inspections and 50,436 state plan inspections in 2013.

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