Industrial Accident in Alabama Led to Worker’s Death
The life of a 34 year old worker at a railroad tie company, Stella Jones Corporation, in Blount County, Alabama was claimed on September 22, 2011. According to officials, the worker’s, named Shannon Todd Sullins, left arm became trapped in a piece of machinery. It was reported that the upper portion of the machine, run by hydraulics and electricity, lowered onto Mr. Sullins and fatally injured him.
The coroner on the scene reported to officials that a sign on the piece of machinery said “Do not operate machine while doors are open.” Reports say that the doors were removed in February and were not on the machine when it killed Mr. Sullins.
OSHA, The U.S. Occupation Safety and Health Administration, are investigating the accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an industrial accident, please contact the lawyers at Scott & Wallace for a free consultation.
Source: Nicole Howley, AL Workplace Death: Worker Killed in Industrial Accident at Stella Jones Corp., Justice News Flash (September 14, 2011), http://www.justicenewsflash.com/2011/09/15/al-workplace-death-worker-killed-in-industrial-accident-at-stella-jones-corp_201109158576.html