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Industrial Accident Kills One

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

One man was killed in an industrial accident that happened on Friday.

Details about the Industrial Accident

WBALTV News is reporting that one man was killed in an industrial accident that happened while he was working at a concrete company in Jessup, according to Howard County police.

Police have further stated that first responders were sent to the scene of the accident at 5:20 a.m., which happened at Hanson Concrete Products, which is on the 7900 block of Dorsey Run Road. They initially responded to calls about an industrial accident that happened that involved an employee.

When police arrived at the scene of the accident, the victim was unresponsive and was trapped in a piece of heavy machinery. The employee was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The name of the victim has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

The accident remains under investigation at this time.

Important Information about On the Job Accidents

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in on the job accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 4,679 people who were killed in on the job accidents.
  • During the same year, there was an average of about 90 on the job deaths per week in the United States.
  • In 2014, most on the job accidents happened at construction sites.


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