One killed, another injured in Penn. workplace accident

On July 26th, two Pennsylvania men were injured in a terrible workplace accident at the AmeriCold shipping and refrigeration company facility in East Manchester Township around 3 AM.  The accident occurred when a 1,000 pound dock plate fell onto the two men.  One worker was able to get out from underneath and help 23-year old Robert Enfield out as well.  Enfield’s head was crushed by the dock plate.  Dock plates are metal ramps used to connect the gap between a truck and the floors of a dock.

Enfield and the other worker were rushed to a nearby hospital.  The worker was treated for injuries and release not long after.  Enfield suffered critical injuries and later passed away on July 31st.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating this terrible accident.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Enfield’s family and friends.