According to WTAP-TV, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating an industrial accident in Beverly that killed one man and injured another.
The news station reports that the agency was contacted several hours after a belt line collapsed in Washington County involving workers from Adamo Demolition Co. The accident killed the president of Adamo Group and injured an employee on December 3.
“We interview employees, we interview management, we gather documents from the police department and the fire department, and, in this case, agencies like the Coast Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers,” said Deborah Zubaty, OSHA's Columbus Area Director, according to WTAP.
The agency said that the accident investigation could take up to six months to complete. Early reports indicate that workers were dismantling an old conveyor belt over a waterway when the housing for the belt line fell.
OSHA reported that Adamo has been cited previously for safety violations during inspections.
Workers’ Compensation in Ohio Following an Industrial Accident
Sadly, each year, countless American industrial workers are killed or injured in accidents
. Although these employees work around materials and machines that can place them at risk, employers must have safety measures in place to prevent injury accidents from occurring.
This is why it is often in a worker’s best interest to contact an attorney following an on-the-job accident. An attorney can conduct an independent investigation into an accident, in addition to a government agency investigation, and help determine if negligence played a role in an incident taking place.
You may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits
, or you may be able to file a lawsuit against your employer or a third party following an industrial accident. Make sure that you exhaust all of your legal options.