North Carolina workplace safety investigators have been looking into what killed a worker at a Jones County cotton gin. It was reported that 62-year-old Dennis Foy, who died from his injuries, was moving cotton bales in a warehouse with a forklift. He was found on the ground surrounded by bales weighing several hundred pounds, each having fallen from a stack.
The company, its insurance company and the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Division are investigating. According to Neal O’Briant, who is with the State Labor Department, it’s typically three to four months between an accident and any decision whether to penalize an employer with citations.
Source: Kansas Free Press
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