1 killed, 4 injured in Kentucky workplace accident

Federal OSHA investigators are looking into a workplace accident that killed one worker and injured four others at the Gallatin Steel property in Ghent, Kentucky last month.  The company employs around 45 workers at the location.

The accident occurred at 3:27 P.M. in a garage on the Gallatin Steel property owned by Harsco Corp. when the workers were attempting to change a front loader vehicle’s tire.  Front loader vehicle tires are typically between 10 to 12 feet tall.  While working on the vehicle, the tire exploded.

48-year old Robin H. Kelley died as a result of the injures he incurred in the accident at Carroll County Memorial Hospital.  The site’s manager, 50-year old David Davanzati, was taken to the University of Cincinnati Hospital by helicopter with serious injuries.  In addition, three other workers were taken to area hospitals and treated for various injuries.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Kelley’s family and friends.