Man’s Arm Caught in Machinery at College Station Cement Plant
A College Station man was hospitalized Thursday after getting his arm trapped in a conveyor at work.
About the College Station Industrial Accident
Firefighters had to use a cutting torch to free the man from a platform that was apparently somewhere between 40 and 50 feet off the ground, said College Station Fire Department Battalion Chief Robert Mumford.
The man was sent to the hospital for his injuries; however, Chief Robert says that the man’s arm was not severed and that he doesn’t believe the man’s injuries to be life-threatening.
Facts about On-the-Job Accidents in Texas
According to the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):
- The top four construction-related deaths were the result of falls, electrocutions, being caught between objects, or being struck by objects.
- These “fatal four” were responsible for 57 percent of construction worker deaths in 2012.
- In 2012, Texas had the highest number of construction fatalities of any state in the United States with a total of 105 deaths.