Frankfort, KY, factory fined $21,000 for employee deaths

By the Lexington (KY) Herald Leader

Jul 11, 2017

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Montaplast is being slapped with three maximum fines of $7,000 each following the deaths of two employees at its Frankfort plant in October.

Angela Mitchell, 35, and Benjamin Cermak, 23, died days apart in unrelated accidents. The Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s Office of Occupational Safety and Health (KOSH) issued the penalties in late March and early April, according to files obtained by The State Journal through an open-records request.

Mitchell, a set-up technician originally from Madison, Indiana, was killed after a portion of an overhead crane struck her in the head while she was attempting to change a mold in an injection mold machine on the evening of Oct. 13, the agency’s report said.

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