Thursday, April 27, 2017

An employee of BGF Industries, Inc. injured after he fell from a ladder onto a lower roof of the facility in Altavista, VA

ALTAVISTA, Va. (WSET) -- An employee of BGF Industries, Inc. has been hurt in an accident at the facility in Altavista.

The company's president said one of the employees fell from a short ladder onto the lower roof of the facility on Monday resulting in a serious injury.

Robby Dunnagan said the circumstances of the accident are currently under investigation and have been reported to OSHA.

"We never want our employees to be hurt at work, or away from their jobs. BGF will cooperate fully with OSHA and our Worker’s Compensation insurer to investigate this accident and try to design ways to prevent a recurrence," Dunnagan wrote in a release.

He went on to say the company extends their thoughts and prayers to the employee and his family during this time.

BGF Industries is a US manufacturer of innovative technical fiber materials for global markets. Our products deliver high strength, high temperature, lightweight solutions that provide structural integrity, thermal, environmental and ballistic protection, or decorative appeal in countless everyday products from circuit boards to surf boards, from mufflers to snowmobiles, airplanes to armor and everything in between, according to its website.