Company mum as OSHA looks into fall of worker through roof
May 4, 2017
The federal government is investigating the fall of a man through the roof of a local business on Tuesday.
A representative of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said in an email Wednesday evening that the agency is looking into the incident, which occurred around 6 p.m. at Add Bac Inc. at 1001 Riverbend Road. OSHA is part of the U.S. Department of Labor.
Company officials have not responded to repeated messages seeking the name and the condition of a male who fell nearly two stories through the roof onto the concrete floor in the warehouse.
At the scene on Tuesday, first responders from the Dalton Fire Department reported the worker was conscious and responsive. "He is in pretty good shape for someone who fell through a roof," said Battalion Chief Mike Russell. A man who said he was a warehouse supervisor said he wasn’t there when the incident happened. He declined to give his name and asked a reporter to contact the business office on Wednesday.
Multiple messages left Wednesday and Thursday by a reporter were not returned by company officials. Late Thursday afternoon, a company official contacted newspaper Publisher William Bronson and said the company would have no comment on the incident.The injured worker was taken to Hamilton Medical Center. An incident report filed by the fire department did not list his name.
A male worker at a warehouse business on Riverbend Road was responsive and in stable condition after falling through a roof Tuesday.
Dalton Fire Department and emergency medical service personnel responded to a 911 call at Add Bac Inc., at 1001 Riverbend Road, shortly after 5:15 p.m.
Battalion Chief Mike Russell said the worker was on the roof and fell through to the cement floor below. The warehouse building appeared to be two stories tall.
"He is in pretty good shape for someone who fell through a roof," Russell said.
A supervisor at the business declined to comment or release the worker's name. However he was conscious and responsive to emergency responders. He was taken to Hamilton Medical Center for treatment.
A request for LifeForce, Erlanger hospital's ambulance helicopter, was made but was canceled.
Add Bac, Inc
1001 Riverbend Road
Dalton, GA 30721
Phone: (706) 278-8338
Add Bac, Inc is a privately held company in Dalton, GA and is a Single Location business.
Categorized under Finishers of Tufted Carpets and Rugs. Our records show it was established in 2007 and incorporated in GA. Current estimates show this company has an annual revenue of 486660 and employs a staff of approximately 3.