Fontana, CA – A fatal workplace accident killed a materials handler at California Steel Industries on May 21, 2019. Cal/OSHA is investigating the cause.
The employee’s name has not been made public. It has been reported that the man became pinned between a belt and a mandrel while he was working at a table at the steel slab processing facility. The mandrel is a cylindrical object which the steel was shaped against as a part of the steel slab processing work done at California Steel Industries’ Fontana plant.
Firefighters were able to extract the man from the machinery within minutes of their arrival. The employee was taken to a regional medical center, where he tragically died.
In its efforts to protect and improve the health and safety of California’s workforce, Cal/OSHA will be working with the company to determine the cause of this workplace tragedy.
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