ADDISON, MICH. (July 27, 10:30 a.m. ET) — The death of a 27-year-old man who fell into an industrial grinding machine on July 25 has forced a plastics materials recycling plant in Addison, Mich., to close its doors until Monday.
Hector Fermin Campos of Adrian, Mich., an employee of Next Specialty Resins Inc., was in the process of operating the grinder before the accident, MLive.com reported.
Campos had been with the company for four years. He was not a grinder operator, the company told MLive, but rather a support person who was responsible for taking scrap to the grinder.
“It was a very tragic death,” Sharon Uyttenhove, factory human resources and accounting manager, told the news organization.
The Michigan State Police and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fall, the news organization said. The company, which has been at its current location for 16 years, said it and its workers are fully cooperating with the investigation.