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Worker Crushed by 2,800-Pound Transformer Awarded $8.5M

A worker who survived being crushed by a 2,800-pound electrical transformer has been awarded $8.5 million in a lawsuit against the delivery company and his employer. Jason Pinnock, an employee of National Delivery Services, was assisting with the offloading of the transformer from a Midway Services truck, who had taken the delivery of the massive device. When another worker pushed the transformer into Pinnock, it fell onto him, law.com reports. According to Pinnock’s pretrial memorandum, he “lay crushed and screaming on the ground” until other workers could come to his aid. When the workers attempted to lift the device off of him using their own ... Read More

Amazon Worker Fatally Crushed At Indiana Facility

An investigation is underway of an Amazon worker’s tragic death at the retail giant’s Plainfield, Indiana, fulfillment center Sunday, Sept. 24. Early reports of the accident published over the weekend described it as a “forklift accident,” but few details were given. On Tuesday, the Hendricks County coroner issued an update saying that the worker, 59-year-old Phillip L. Terry, sustained multiple crushing injuries in the accident. “The most significant injuries were to his head and his torso, including multiple skull fractures and injuries to his brain,” Fox 59 Indianapolis reported, citing the coroner’s office. Toxicology tests and other lab work won’t ... Read More

Ohio Worker Crushed To Death in Hydraulic Press

COLUMBUS, OHIO — A worker employed by a metal plastics molding plant in Central Ohio was crushed to death by a hydraulic press Monday morning, Columbus police said. According to Columbus law enforcement authorities investigating the accident, Timothy Underwood, 60, was working in the press area at a Core Molding Technologies plant with a coworker early Monday morning when he fell into one of the hydraulic presses. Police said Mr. Underwood died from a “catastrophic injury to his head.” He was pronounced dead at the scene. Mr. Underwood had worked at the molding plant for about a year. The company, ... Read More

Alabama lumber company faces steep fines after worker death

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited MDLG, doing business as Phenix Lumber Co., for 53 safety and health violations following the death of one worker and the critical injury of a second at its facility in Phenix City, Alabama. Proposed penalties total $439,400. In March, OSHA inspectors opened a follow-up joint safety and health inspection to verify abatement from a previous visit that identified failure-to-abate violations. Before OSHA could conclude its review, one worker was killed when his head was crushed between a motor being hoisted with a forklift and other equipment. Another worker was seriously injured after ... Read More