Olin Brass in East Alton Illinois was the site of a tragic construction accident on Saturday, July 11, 2009. Michael Niswander died Saturday morning after being struck in the chest by a piece of machinery at Global Brass and Copper.
Reports indicated Niswander was working on a lathe when something – either a piece of lathe or a piece of fastened to the lathe – broke and struck him in the chest.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, a preliminary total of 5,488 fatalities in the workplace were recorded in the year 2007. Based on these counts, there are 3.7 fatal work injuries per 100,000 workers in the United States, down from 4.0 fatalities in 2006, and the lowest total since the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) began in 1992.
Our firm has represented injured workers and their families in workplace injuries and fatalities, many which have occurred at Olin and similar industries. Please contact our firm at (618) 462-1077 for a free consultation.