State health and safety officials have cited a Northern California manufacturing plant after investigating the death of a worker who was crushed in a machine.
Cal-OSHA on Tuesday cited the Henkel Corporation more than $200,000 for six violations after the death of 26-year old David Eleidjian of Antioch in April.
Eleidjian was operating a mixing machine at Henkel’s plant in Bay Point when he was caught and crushed in the mixer’s shaft. He later died from his injuries.
Eleidjian was working at the plant as a temporary employee.
Henkel, a German multinational company, makes adhesives and other products.
Christine Baker, Cal-OSHA’s industrial relations director, says Eleidjian’s death was completely preventable.
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