Investigation continues in fatal plant accident

Friday, May 15, 2009 5:37 AM
Last updated Monday, Jan. 11, 2010 3:49 PM
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A Feb. 2 accident that claimed the life of a wood yard employee at International Paper remains under investigation by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration.

Bill Drake, 66, was struck by the metal cage of the crane while attempting to clear wood debris along train tracks. He had been an employee at the paper mill on Mike Padgett Highway for 43 years.

OSHA, an arm of the U.S. Labor Department that focuses on workplace safety and related issues, opened an inquiry into the incident to determine whether any safety rules were violated. Such investigations, by law, must be completed within six months, after which the results become public.

OSHA spokesman Mike Wald of the agency's Region 4 office in Atlanta said that the investigation remains incomplete.

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Son of God
Son of God 05/16/09 - 08:09 am
May God bless his family and

May God bless his family and friends, He certainly worked for the company a long time. He's in a better place now. To all of the friends (especially the so called ones),know that he no longer have to worry about getting up and going to work, paying bills, asking people for help, (especially ungrateful ones), or worrying about any cares of the world.He now has ETERNAL LIFE. It is written and if we keep on living on this earth, we will get to our PROMISED LAND as well. I pray that his PROMISED LAND is HEAVEN and ours too. We only can make that choice. I truly admire that man for working so hard and so long. I am quite sure his reward will be high in HEAVEN WITH JESUS.Be blessed family and friends and remember thay we love you and are praying that God give you comfort and peace during this great loss of your loved one. BE STRONG IN THE LORD AND IN THE POWER OF HIS MIGHT!

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