A worker was killed in an industrial accident that happened in Louisiana.
Details about the Industrial Accident
Multiple sources are reporting that a worker from the Pellerin Milnor Corporation in Kenner was killed in an industrial accident.
According to a news release from the Kenner Police, a 58-year-old man was killed when he became trapped and was crushed inside an automatic rotating tool machine with a turning lathe. Authorities have stated that the man, who has been working for the company for the past six years, reportedly did not engage the safety shut-off when he became trapped in the machinery at about 12 p.m. early on Thursday afternoon.
The worker was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. At this time, police have not identified the victim, pending notification of family members. An investigation into the fatal work accident currently remains ongoing at this time.
Important Information about On the Job Accidents
According to data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of workers killed in on the job accidents every year in the United States:
- In 2014, there were a total of 4,821 workers who were killed in on the job accidents in the United States.
- During the same year, there was an average of 92 on the job fatalities per week, or 13 per day.
- Getting caught in between something accounted for 1.3 percent of all on the job fatalities in 2014.