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Monday, April 8, 2013

Commemorate today's fatal accident by keeping yourself and your workers safe


A tragic reminder of the life-or-death importance of workplace safety came shortly before 6 a.m. today, when a fatal accident occurred at a commercial printing plant in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, evidently involving a tow motor (right).  Lancaster's coroner has scheduled an autopsy for Tuesday morning to determine the exact cause of the worker's death. 

Denise Seeman-Risner, vice president of manufacturing at the plant belonging to R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company where the accident occurred, has provided the following prepared statement from the company:  "All of us are all deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends."

Deepest sympathies to all concerned, their families, and the Lancaster printing community.

http://www.centredaily.com/2013/04/08/3571122/mechanic-killed-in-accident-at.html
http://www.njherald.com/story/21909480/mechanic-killed-in-accident-at-pa-printing-plant

Update on 10 April 2013:

More information has been released about the victim, precedents, and investigations into Monday's accident at:
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/04/autopsy_scheduled_for_man_kill_1.html
http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/836138_Fatal-tow-motor-accident-was-3rd-death-in-11-years-at-a-Donnelley-printing-plant-here.html