Fatal TN Industrial Accident was Entirely Preventable

Lebanon, TN – Lockout training and written procedures could have saved the life of Carlex Glass America worker Catherine White.

White, 51, of Lebanon (TN) died in an industrial accident last week after suffering a severe head injury at the Carlex Glass America plant. Local lockout trainingpolice reported that the employee had encountered problems with a work station printer. According to police, White “put her head inside the machine in an attempt to address the issue when the printer suddenly initiated its work cycle, most likely due to White inadvertently activating the machine’s sensors as if the next windshield had entered the machine.” During the process, White suffered a severe head injury. Paramedics arrived shortly afterward and pronounced her dead.

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce is investigating the fatal industrial accident.

White had worked for Carlex Glass America for just under 18 years. Most recently, she worked as a production technician operating equipment used to manufacture windshields.

Lockout/Tagout procedures and employee training could have saved the life of Carlex Glass America worker Catherine White.

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