Man Dies in in Tragic Powertech Factory Accident
West Point, GA – according to the valleytimes-news.com, a man died in a tragic Powertech factory accident.*
One man is dead after reportedly being involved in an industrial accident at the Powertech factory. The decedent, a thirty four year old male, died in the accident.
“We are not able to comment at this time and refer you to the team at Powertech for any further statements,” said Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia in a statement. “Our thoughts are with the victim’s family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time.”
The main line of Powertech was attempted to be reached by reporters but were unsuccessful. Powertech’s parent company is Hyundai Powertech, which has its headquarters in Seosan, Korea. This company manufactures auto parts specializing in auto transmissions.
Workplace deaths and injuries are on the rise in the United States. According to OSHA, there are ninety nine works that are killed each week, and fourteen deaths per day. The largest cause of deaths for workers is falling, followed by being struck by an object, electrocutions, and caught in between objects/machinery. Furthermore, according to the National Safety Council, every seven seconds, a worker is injured while on the job. This translates to five hundred ten per hours, twelve thousand three hundred per day, and four million five hundred thousand per year. These numbers are rather shocking, and the saddest part is that most of the injuries are completely preventable.
The most dangerous jobs that cause injuries are service positions such as firefighters and police officers. This is followed by transportation/shipping, manufacturing/production, installation, maintenance and repair, and construction. The main cause of injuries is overexertion, followed by contact with objects and equipment, and slips, trips and falls. The most common types of injuries that keep workers out of work is sprains, strains, or tears, soreness of pain, and cuts, lacerations or punctures.
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