It Was Not a Normal Day at Work
Jerry Holton, 51, was a city sanitation worker whose body was crushed to death in a recycling truck while on the job. The state of Virginia, where Holton resides, is now charging the city of Norwalk for 19 safety violations based on his death.
Reports have identified the safety mechanism on the truck was not working when Holton was on the job. This safety issue put Holton in danger.
When the Police arrived to the scene, they found Holton’s body inside the truck.
After further investigation, the Virginia state agency also found the city’s maintenance facilities problematic. Reports stated oxygen and acetylene cylinders were found within 20 feet of each other at the facilities.
City manager Marcus Jones says the city had already corrected a large amount of the problems before the citations were issued and they will continue to improve their facility conditions and safety regulations.
Fatalities and injuries at work happen often in the Ohio area. It is very important to take precaution at work.
Our hearts go out to Jerry Holton’s family.
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