Man Dies in Industrial Accident in Caswell County, North Carolina
CASWELL COUNTY, NC. – According to a news report posted online at myfox8.com, a man died in an industrial accident in Caswell County, North Carolina. Little information about the cause of the accident or the nature of the accident has yet been released by officials investigating the case, but the victim has been identified.*
The incident happened on April 30 at the King Machine facility in Caswell County. It is not clear what time it took place, but the Caswell County Sheriff’s Office described the event as an industrial accident.
Deputies identified the victim as a 23-year-old man from Blanch, North Carolina, who was an employee of King Machine. Early reports did not say anything about how the accident occurred or what circumstances led to the accident. However, an updated report from myfox8.com provides some detail about the accident.
The later report from Fox 8 says that the North Carolina Department of Labor has opened an investigation into the incident, and officials say the accident involved a dropped steel plate. The victim was reportedly standing under a plate weighing about 2,000 pounds and was working on bolting a piece of equipment.
Somehow, the bolt or bolts that were securing the plate failed, and the plate fell into the employee. Fox 8 reports that the man was killed in the accident. The incident is still under investigation by the state Department of Labor.
The website for King Machine says the company is “the global leader in tire molds” and has its headquarters located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The subject King Machine facility is located near Yanceyville, North Carolina.
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Source:https://myfox8.com/2019/05/01/man-killed-by-2000-pound-steel-plate-at-king-machine-nc-department-of-labor-reports/ and https://myfox8.com/2019/04/30/man-dies-in-industrial-accident-at-king-machine-in-caswell-county/