ORANGEBURG, NY – According to Abc7ny.com, a workplace accident at a cheese factory killed a man from New Jersey. The Orange County Police were called to the scene of the accident at the Icco Cheese Company. Upon arriving at the factory, police found the victim, a 41-year-old man, of Patterson, New Jersey in a mixing machine.
Paramedics declared the victim dead at the factory.
The incident is being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
The company makes Italian-style cheese and bread crumbs.
OSHA is responsible for investigating work-related deaths, illnesses, and injuries. The administration is somewhat small compared to the size of the American workforce that they are responsible for overseeing. Despite the enormous number of workers that are overlooked by OSHA, the administration’s existence has largely improved workplace safety and decreased the number of workers killed in accidents or by exposure to dangerous chemicals or toxins.
Companies are subject to many safety regulations, and when deadly accidents take place, it is often the case that the incident could have been prevented but for a violation of a safety-related law or regulation. OSHA looks for signs of these violations when accidents take place.
Some industries are more hazardous than others. OSHA has found that the most dangerous private industry occupation is private construction. Any industry that uses large and heavy machinery can put employees at risk. It is extremely important that employers ensure that their workers are well trained in all safety-related matters. Poorly trained workers put themselves and others at risk of potentially tragic wok-place accidents.
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