Machine & Operator Safety
Operations & Management
Ford worker dies after fall from Michigan factory crane
January 13, 2017 by The Associated Press
Jan. 13, 2017 – Ford Motor Co. says a 55-year-old contract worker has died after falling from a crane at a Detroit-area plant.
The fall at Dearborn Diversified Manufacturing Plant happened Wednesday morning. The Wayne County Medical Examiner said Thursday that Ricky Mcintosh died at a hospital from multiple injuries, and his death was ruled accidental.
Ford says in a statement it’s co-operating with investigators and the “safety and security of everyone in our plants is our highest priority.”
WWJ-AM reports the man fell about 50 feet.
Michigan Occupational Health and Safety Administration spokeswoman Tanya Baker told The Detroit News it sent a compliance officer to the plant and opened an investigation that could take weeks or months.