OSHA investigating worker's recent death after fall at Kellogg's Georgia factory on June 24; employee was on 6-foot ladder when he slipped and fell backwards, hitting head and neck on equipment, resulting in a neck fracture
July 9, 2014
(Industry Intelligence Inc.)
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has begun an investigation after an employee died following a fall at an Augusta, Georgia, Kellogg’s production facility during the work day, Food Production Daily reported July 8.
Chester Wright, 51, fell at the factory on June 24. He was standing on a 6-foot ladder when he slipped, falling backwards and hitting his head and neck on some equipment, resulting in a neck fracture.
According to reports, Wright started having respiratory problems shortly after the fall and was immediately taken to University Hospital in Georgia for surgery the same day. Due to complications that arose, the medical staff had to stop the procedure, according to Food Production Daily.
Wright passed away on July 6, said Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen.
OSHA is expected to have more details from the investigation early next week.
The primary source of this article is Food Production Daily, Montpellier, France, on July 8, 2014. Click here to read the primary source's full version of the article.