JOLIET TOWNSHIP, Illinois — WJOL.com is reporting that a man from Shorewood died in a tragic workplace accident. The cause of the accidentand the circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OHSA) as well as troopers from the Illinois State Police. The worker died from an apparent head injury.
Adrian Mejia was just 32 years old when he died in an accident at his place of employment. The workplace accident happened in the morning hours of Monday, August 27, 2018, where Mejia worked at AZZ Galvanizing Company off of Mills Road in Juliet Township. First responders evacuated Meiji and brought him to Silver Cross Hospital located in New Lenox. Tragically, physicians at the Silver Cross Hospital pronounced Mejia dead.
The Will County Coroner announced that Meiji died from what appears to be blunt force trauma to the head. According to reports, a component of construction material struck Mejia. The reports did not indicate whether Mejia wore any protective gear at the time the accident happened. The initial reports do not state whether Mejia or another AZZ employee may have been at fault for causing the fatal accident. Additional media reports suggest that a steel beam struck Mejia.
OSHA’s investigation centers on determining whether employer and employees followed the proper safety standards. OSHA’ investigators will dig deep into archives to determine if the employer trained its employees properly on the equipment to be usedand whether the employer’s safety protocol comply with industry standards for safety.
OSHA suggests that employers investigate fatal accidents and other accidents themselves to reveal shortcomings of the employer’s safety policies and procedures. Employers and employees alike will be able to close gaps in safety procedures. Employers can take corrective measures to fix the problems before more serious incidents occur, or another person gets killed at work.
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