The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened an official
investigation of a construction accident that took place Wednesday morning
at a site owned by Ag Processing Inc. The Omaha office said they will
be looking into the details that led up to a worker’s fall at the
soy crush plant construction site, as well as how the incident was handled.
A young worker was installing steel horizontal beams from a ladder on a
mezzanine when they suddenly fell. The worker dropped around 10 feet to
the ground, reportedly suffering severe injuries from the incident. They
were transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The worker was employed by A-Lert Construction Services, which is located
in Kansas. There has been no response from Ag Processing Inc. or A-Lert
Construction Services regarding the accident.