Fatal Workplace Accident In Plainfield

There was a fatal workplace accident early Thursday (June 23, 2016) in Plainfield.  The accident involved a worker being fatally injured involving an accident with a steel baler.

According to Plainfield Police, they responded to the call regarding a workplace accident shortly after 1:30 a.m.  The accident occurred at Coilplus, Inc. and involved the worker being caught in a steel baler.

The worker was identified as Carlos Rivera, 50, of Joliet.   According to the Will County Coroner’s Office, he was pronounced dead at the accident scene at 2:15 a.m.

An autopsy determined that Rivera died from multiple injuries sustained in the accident.

OSHA has opened an investigation regarding this fatal accident.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the June 23, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man killed in workplace accident in Plainsfield”  as well as the June 23 Bolingbrook Patch article titled “Worker Pulled Through Steel Baler at Coilplus in Plainfield.”


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