Monday, January 16, 2017

A welder killed after he was crushed by a large steel beam at Samuel Grossi & Sons Inc. in Bensalem, PA

Police: Worker crushed to death by beam at Bensalem steel plant

By Peg Quann, staff writer

A welder was killed after he was crushed by a "large" beam at about noon Monday at Samuel Grossi & Sons Inc. on State Road in Bensalem, police said.

Other employees at the structural steel plant discovered the body of the man, who was working alone, under the beam, Bensalem Director of Public Safety Fred Harran said Monday afternoon.

Police wouldn't identify the man but said he was 57 years old. No other details were released.

Harran said police still were investigating and that the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration likely would have its own investigation into the death.

Employees were outside the plant at 2526 State Road, consoling each other with hugs, but none would comment on the incident.

Samuel Grossi & Sons Inc. is the largest fabricator and erector of structural steel in the metropolitan Philadelphia area for over fifty years

Registered Professional Engineers on Staff • 300,000 square foot Facility
Fabrication and Erection of 20,000 tons of steel/year
Samuel Grossi & Sons, Inc. | E & R Erectors | 2526 State Road, Bensalem, PA 19020
Phone: 215-638-4470 | Fax: 215-638-0210