Safelite Worker Has Fatal Accident at Distribution Center

A Safelite employee died while working at the company’s Braselton, Ga., distribution center late last month.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Atlanta East division’s supervisor, a report of the incident was filed in a timely manner and the case is currently being investigated by the administration.

OSHA is not the only organization looking into how the fatal accident occurred, as the Braselton, Ga., police department is investigating as well.

“Out of respect for the privacy of those involved, and for all of our associates, we are not making comments at this time but are fully cooperating with police,” said Keriake Lucas, Safelite director of corporate communications.

Currently OSHA’s website provides insight on work-related fatalities. By law, all employers must report worker fatalities to OSHA within eight hours. From there, OSHA investigates all work-related fatalities in all covered workplaces. The agency has up to six months to complete an investigation and determine whether citations will be issued.

The name of the deceased has not yet been released.

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