Worker Dies after Falling into Henderson Landfill
A worker at the Henderson landfill and recycling plant in Henderson, Colorado, was killed after he fell more than 50 feet and landed on his head on Monday afternoon, according to Sergeant Jim Morgen of the Adams County Sheriff’s Office.
Details of the Henderson Landfill Accident
According to The Denver Channel, a Flight for Life helicopter was dispatched to the area but was not needed since the worker was already pronounced dead at the scene at around 1 p.m. on Monday.
In a statement, Henderson Pit said that the man fell when he was performing regular maintenance on an elevator conveyor.
Until the coroner names him, the victim’s identity will not be released.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been called to investigate as well as detectives from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office.
More Information about Falling Accidents in the United States
According to the Centers for Disease Control:
- In 2013, there were a total of 30,208 unintentional falling deaths in the United States.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics also reports that:
- 4,679 fatal work injuries were reported in the United States in 2013.
- In 2013, men accounted for 92 percent of all fatal occupational injuries.