Auburndale, Fla — A 33-year-old worker died Wednesday from an apparent electrocution at Caribbean Distillers in Auburndale, Fla. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office reported that Aaron Rowe of Kissimmee, Fla., was attempting to fix a conveyor belt and had appeared to turn off power to the line he was working on. He then spliced the wires to make the connection to the motor. Unbeknownst to Rowe, a wire connected to the motor was live, and officials say the lock-out system used to shut off power was affixed to the wrong circuit breaker. Rowe, who suffered burns to his hands, was pronounced dead at Winter Haven hospital approximately one hour after being shocked.
Worker dies in accident at Weitsman facility
Oswego, NY — An employee at Ben Weitsman & Son’s facility in Owego died Friday after being struck by a piece of heavy equipment, according to the company spokesman. Emergency responders were called to the facility on West Main Street after the worker was hit by a loader, Weitsman spokesman Stephen Donnelly said.
Fifth Didion employee dies from injures of mill explosion
Cambria, WI — Didion announced the passing of Carlos “Charly” Nunez late Friday night. Nunez died from his injuries suffered in the blast. Three people died from the initial explosion at the milling facility in May. Since then two others have died from injuries.