Early Sunday, a man died after being trapped in a machine at work. An investigation is underway.
54-year-old Anthony Dean Lemmons worked at Innovative Fibers, a manufacturing business, in Spartanburg, SC. Officials said he died about an hour after becoming trapped in a machine. “First responders from the facility and local emergency personnel were immediately notified and were on the scene,” the company said. “Production at the plant was stopped and is scheduled to resume at a later date.” (TheState.com)
Innovative Fibers is helping S.C. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the investigation.
Are you concerned about health and safety on your job?
“Federal law entitles you to a safe workplace. Your employer must keep your workplace free of known health and safety hazards. You have the right to speak up about hazards without fear of retaliation. You also have the right to:
- Receive workplace safety and health training in a language you understand
- Work on machines that are safe
- Receive required safety equipment, such as gloves or a harness and lifeline for falls
- Be protected from toxic chemicals
- Request an OSHA inspection, and speak to the inspector
- Report an injury or illness, and get copies of your medical records
- Review records of work-related injuries and illnesses
- See results of tests taken to find workplace hazards” (OSHA.gov)
This link can be used for information on how to contact OSHA, for any workplace issues related to businesses in South Carolina.
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For answers to some frequently asked questions on Workers’ Compensation cases, here are links to a couple of videos: