A man fell off an industrial catwalk at a plant in West Mifflin.
Police said the accident happened around 2:45 p.m. at LafargeHolcim’s Duquesne Aggregates plant located on Buttermilk Hollow Road.
The catwalk was roughly 41 feet above the ground when the man fell off it.
The man was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The victim was 65 years old and from Clairton.
Police said the investigation has been transferred over to to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration also known as OSHA.
It has not been determined what caused the man to fall.
It is important to know that property owners have a duty to effectively manage, supervise and operate their property to protect the public from unnecessary risk of harm. If they fail to do so, and someone gets injured, you may be able to file a claim.
Recovering compensation after an accident
If the man was working when the accident happened, the victim’s family may file a workers’ compensation claim. When an individual is injured on the job, they may be entitled to payment of medical bills and wage loss.
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Source: Triblive.com, “Man who fell to death at West Mifflin plant identified, OSHA investigating”