Industrial Safety / Physical Security

Worker at NC manufacturing plant dies after arm amputated in accident

By the Gaston (NC) Gazette

Apr 15, 2019

A manufacturing worker at a Gastonia company died Thursday in relation to a workplace accident, according to the state Department of Labor.

The incident occurred around 2 a.m. Thursday at Sika Automotive Gastonia at 1909 Kyle Court, located off Bessemer City Highway. The worker was cleaning a recycling belt, which carried waste material for re-use, when he got his right arm caught in and amputated by the conveyor.

The worker was taken to a hospital by GEMS, but later died, according to the state Department of Labor.

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