Worker Killed by Steel Beam in Industrial Accident
Details of Fatal Work Injury
The deadly work accident occurred at the Samuel Grossi & Sons steel manufacturing facility located at 2526 State Road at approximately 12:05 p.m. local time.
Officials say the man was working at a welding station when a larger steel beam fell on top of him. NBC10 reports that the man died at the scene of the accident.
It is currently unclear what led to the accident, reports NBC10. The deceased worker’s name has not been released pending the notification of next of kin. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be investigating the incident.
On the Job Accident Statistics
The following information regarding on the job accidents is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS):
- A total of 4,836 fatal workplace injuries occurred in 2015.
- The overall rate of fatal work injury for workers in 2015 was lower than the previous year.
- Workers above the age of 45 accounted for 58 percent of workplace fatalities.
- In 2015, there were 722 fatal workplace injuries due to contact with an object or equipment.