South Carolina Worker Dies Due to Work Accident

A worker dies after being trapped in a machine

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Eugenio Guardascione, Contributor

Officials say that a man died due to being trapped in a machine at work, prompting an investigation (The State).

The victim was Anthony Dean Lemmons, age 54. He was from Pacolet, a town southeast of Spartanburg. He died from the injuries he sustained while working at a manufacturing business on Sunday, Jan. 24, according to the Spartanburg county coroner’s office (The State). The time of the incident was around 1:15 A.M. (Wyff4).

The business, known as Innovative Fibers, released this statement: “We are saddened to confirm the loss of a co-worker from a workplace incident. First responders from the facility and local emergency personnel were immediately notified and were on the scene. Production at the plant was stopped and is scheduled to resume at a later date. We take any incident seriously and as a team, we continue to extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends and co-workers. Innovative Fibers, in its’ 10+ year history, has made employee safety a top priority. South Carolina OSHA has begun their investigation and we have committed all available resources and efforts to help them in these efforts” (Wyff4).

In an e-mailed statement, the company said: “First responders from the facility and local emergency personnel were immediately notified and were on the scene,” the company said in an emailed statement to McClatchy News. “Production at the plant was stopped and is scheduled to resume at a later date.”

A forensic exam is scheduled for Monday, the coroner’s office said in a news release.

“Innovative Fibers said it is helping the S.C. Occupational Safety and Health Administration as it investigates Lemmons’ death” (The state).