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Fabrication Worker Injured in Accident in Columbiana

Jonathan Hernandez8 months ago

An accident in Columbiana, Alabama caused the injury of a worker at a fabrication plant on Monday morning.

Details about the Fabrication Plant Accident

ABC 3340 News is reporting that a plant worker at Grede Fabricating in Columbiana was injured this morning in an unknown accident, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department.

According to a release by Grede Fabricating, the company has made the decision to close for the rest of the day after the accident happened this morning inside the facility in the 100 block of Industrial Parkway. Columbiana firefighters responded to the scene of the accident, although, at this point, it is unclear whether or not there was any fire in the building.

Information about the condition of the worker was not made available to the public.  

Columbia Middle School, which is close to the fabrication plant, will not be effected and the school has not been dismissed for the day.

The public, however, has been asked to avoid the area if possible.

Important Information about the Dangers of Metal Fabrication

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 32 recorded deaths of full-time workers in fabricated metal product manufacturing.
  • There were a total of over 420,000 metal fabricators from the following categories: cutting, punching, machining, welding, cutters, solderers, brazers, team assemblers, supervisors, operating workers, and other operators in the United States in 2014.
  • There were a total of 4.8 illnesses/injuries per 100 metal workers in the United States in 2014. 

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