Employees at Aramark Uniform Service say a person was found dead inside the north Toledo, Ohio, business around 5:30 a.m. Thursday morning, July 26, according to a WTOL 11 News report.
The victim, who police have identified as Michael Meeks, was a private electrical contractor from Fort Wayne, Ind.
Aramark employees say the man was seen working on top of the scissor lift about an hour before his body was found.
Although his exact cause of death is pending, police say Meeks was working on a scissor lift without a harness.
Unfortunately, EC&M continues to report on numerous workplace injuries and fatalities, along with other electrical-related deaths/accidents that were perhaps preventable. For example, the following incidents have appeared on EC&M’s website in just the past few months:
- Florida Contractor Dies in Electrocution
- Five Injured in Arc Flash at Colorado Hydroelectric Station
- Child Critically Injured by Electric Shock at Maryland Resort
- Electrician Crushed Between Traveling Hoist and Plating Tank
- Truck Driver Killed When Electrical Conduit Goes Through Windshield
- Virginia Teen Recovering After Lake Shock from Dock Wiring
To help combat these all-too-frequent tragedies, EC&M remains committed to keeping readers updated on the latest workplace safety initiatives with timely news items, important product recalls, and safety-related feature articles, including:
- OSHA and ISEA Form Alliance to Protect Workers’ Safety and Health
- Do You Know the Key Steps to Safe Ladder Use?
- New Electrical Safety Testing Program to Identify Pool and Marina Shock Hazards
- Eaton Issues Recall for Heavy Duty 30A and 60A Safety Switches
EC&M has also dedicated comprehensive coverage to the topic of electric shock drowning (ESD) in several feature articles, such as “What Lies Beneath” and “Pool Shock Peril Resurfaces,” and the free ebook, Electric Shock Drowning: The Truth Behind the Tragedies, which highlight the need for more careful inspection and stringent maintenance of bonding and grounding systems near or in bodies of water.