MAHLE Behr is a company that assembles car parts, including air conditioners and radiators, in Charleston, S.C. On Monday, February 15, 2021, at approximately 10:45 p.m., a MAHLE Behr employee became stuck in a piece of machinery.
Although crews were able to free the man from the machine, and Charleston County EMS provided immediate medical attention, the employee died shortly after arriving at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). The incident occurred at the MAHLE Behr facility off Leeds Avenue.
According to a spokesperson for MAHLE Behr and coverage from WCBD News 2, the company is working with authorities on investigations “into the cause and the sequence of events.” The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the accident, as well.
The MAHLE Behr representative did not disclose any additional information, but did confirm the February 15 accident and extend the company’s thoughts and support to the employee’s family.
Liability in Workplace Machinery Accidents
Sadly, accidents like this one are far too common. When workplace machinery does not function properly or employees do not receive the right training, serious injuries and fatalities may occur.
Normally, after work-related injuries and losses, the injured or bereaved must go through the workers’ compensation process. Sometimes, however, manufacturers, distributors, and servicers can be held liable for workplace machinery defects.
Just like OSHA and companies like MAHLE Behr investigate accidents, attorneys also look into what went wrong. The major difference is that lawyers are dedicated to making sure their clients receive justice.
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