Alabama industrial accident claims life of one worker

A fatal workplace accident took place in Blount County, Alabama and took the life of one man.

The accident occurred at Stella Jones Corporation when an employee’s arm was trapped in a piece of machinery. The machine is run by hydraulics and machinery and the man’s injury became fatal when he was unable to remove his arm from the machine.

Reportedly, the doors on the machine were removed in February even though there was a sign that said “Do not operate when doors are open” on the machine. Officials from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration are now investigating the accident.

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim.

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