Electrician Falls to Death at Ohio Factory

Electrician Falls to Death at Ohio Factory

The electrician was performing maintenance on an overhead crane at the time of the tragedy.

A General Motors skilled trades worker was killed last week in a fall at the General Motors Defiance, Ohio, Casting Operations facility.

The electrician suffered a fatal fall around 1:02 p.m., according to a report from The Crescent News. The plant was last inspected by the federal Occupational Safety and Heath Administration in June. The company received two minor citations at the time.

According to OSHA, the electrician was performing maintenance on an overhead crane at the time of the tragedy. He apparently fell 25-30 feet into a pit below, suffering fatal injuries. OSHA says it is conducting an investigation, but no further details are being released.

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