Really thinking back on the history of the American worker, so many workers before us fought for safer workplaces. Many take it for granted today, but the average industrial worker knows just how dangerous the workplace can be. Sadly, a worker in a Columbus industrial plant perished after an accident at his workplace. While under the incident is under investigation, a few details are emerging about the accident that led to his premature death.
The plant the man was working at was located on the 1700 block of Feddern Avenue in Columbus. According to details released from a preliminary investigation of the industrial worker accident, the man was working with others on his team when he fell off a ladder into a tank. While in the tank, he suffered cardiac arrest, although it is currently not known what was in the tank. Fire crews were having a difficult time retrieving the man and although they tried to revive him, he was pronounced dead a short time later at the hospital.
The man was only 45 years old and had a much longer life to live before he fell into the tank. It is unknown right now what caused the man to fall or why safety equipment was not in place to prevent a fall into the industrial workplace tank. It appears that coworkers around the tank were not able to retrieve the man, and even the fire crews had a hard time retrieving the man from the tank.
Police and other officials continue to investigate this industrial worker accident in hopes of finding the cause or causes. The hope is that this will help to prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future. It also will give the family some answers they likely are desperate to hear. From there, additional steps can be taken by everyone affected.