at a Cardinal Plant Leads to Employee's Death; Safety Investigation
Christopher Benson, 23, an employee at the Cardinal Coated Glass
plant in Tumwater, Wash., died yesterday after falling against a
glass lite that severed his left carotid artery, reported The
News reports said Benson tripped around 2:30 a.m. yesterday and
hit his neck against a glass lite. It's unclear, though, what caused
Benson to fall. Paramedics said he died at the scene.
The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries is currently
investigating the accident.
"The Department of Labor and Industries has an investigation in
progress to make sure safety regulations were in place at Cardinal,"
says Elaine Fischer, a representative of the department. "Typically
[with an investigation] involving a fatality it will take two or
three months and it could be longer," she adds.
USGNN.com's calls to Cardinal's Tumwater facility were not returned.
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