Fatal Car Wash Incident Reported in Columbus

COLUMBUS, OH- Foxillinois.com writes that a man died in an accident in a car wash on Monday, January 14, 2019, in Columbus. The incident took place when the person was trapped in a piece of machinery at the Soft Touch Car Wash located on Sinclair Road.*

A call made to 911 indicated that the victim was electrocuted, but medical examiners have not yet confirmed the man’s cause of death.

The victim was identified as Daniel Boucher, 35. Homicide detectives were on the scene investigating the incident.

The 911 call reported that Boucher was electrocuted and was “lying in the back, not moving.” Another call was made and stated that the victim was“wrapped in a machine.”

Boucher was an employee at the car wash.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) wascalled to the scene and carried out an investigation.

Each year, thousands of American workers die on the job. OSHA is tasked with workplace safety issues and inspecting sites after workers were injured. In many places, accidents are the result of workplacesviolating safety regulations.

The industry which accounts for the highest number of work-related deaths in the private construction industry.According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, theleading cause of worker deaths was transportation-related accidents, which caused 40 percent of all occupational deaths in 2017. Other common causes include deadly falls, which caused 17 percent of work-related deaths in 2017, and violent incidents including homicides and suicides.

Unintentional drug overdoses caused 272 deaths in 2017 indicating a 25 percent increase over 2016, and the fifth year in a row in whichworkplace overdoses increased across the country.

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