Saturday, March 18, 2017

Worker for Orgain Ready Mix Concrete died after getting caught in a conveyor belt in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A 61-year-old Erin, Tennessee man working for Orgain Ready Mix Concrete reportedly died after getting caught in a conveyor belt.

According the accidental death incident report taken by Murfreesboro Police, the 51-year-old was breaking ice off of a conveyor belt when he became caught in the machine.

The site supervisor and another man attempted to free him from the machine but were "unsuccessful."

FOX 17 News contacted the company which stated they would "not be making any comments." The company is based in Clarksville and is listed as a contractor. The actual site of the accidental death is listed on the report as 450 Middle Tennessee Boulevard in Murfreesboro.

The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA) confirms the accidental death and says two safety officers were on site following the accident. Further details won't be known until a final report is issued which usually takes between 6-8 weeks.