Friday, July 11, 2003

Bad Day

Worker dies in crane accident at steel mill

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio - A 2,000-pound crane block fell and killed a man operating a forklift at the AK Steel mill on Thursday, investigators and the company said.

AK Steel later identified the victim as Ralph E. Jones, 41, of Waynesville. He had been employed by the company since 1985 and worked in maintenance.

Man Crushed To Death In Gelatin Factory
Machine Accidently Turned On While Man Was Cleaning

CHICAGO -- A 43-year-old man was crushed to death Wednesday night while cleaning a machine at a gelatin factory in Calumet City.

The worker was identified as Roland Robley, of Highland, Ind., according to a spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

OSHA fines company over worker's death

July 10, 2003, 8:44 AM EDT

OGDENSBURG, N.Y. -- The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined a company $2,500 in connection with a fatal workplace accident.

Gerald Smith, 49, of Norwood, died June 4 when he was using a cherry-picker-type lift to inspect upper elevators and the unit tipped over.

$2,500? Hello?