OSHA Compliance

Accident leaves Appleton man dead, co-worker injured at the Howard Paper Company

Accident leaves Appleton man dead, co-worker injured at the Howard Paper Company
Recently, an electrical worker was critically injured whereas his co-worker died after they fell 30 feet from a scaffolding setup at a Howard paper company.

Al Klimek, the Brown County Medical Examiner said that, “Michael M. Leroy, 41, of Appleton, who worked for Faith Technologies, was killed in the accident, while the other worker is in stable condition”.

The Chief Deputy of the Brown County Sheriff’s Department, John Gossage said that, “The accident was reported about 7 a.m. Leroy and his co-worker apparently fell from a “scissors-type”.

On the other hand, the president of Hattiesburg Paper, Greg Santaga, prepared a statement that revealed that, “The men were performing routine electrical maintenance at the facility at the time of the incident.” He went on to say that, “Faith Technologies and Hattiesburg Paper are committed to providing a safe work environment and are deeply saddened by the tragedy of this incident. We are deeply saddened by this incident and our thoughts and prayers go out to the employees and families affected by this incident”.

In accordance to the United States, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), “Faith Technologies has been cited for worker safety violations many times in recent years”. Just a few months ago this very company paid a hefty fine of $10,000 for committing two serious safety violations.

Currently, OSHA is investigating the scene of the accident.

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