Industrial Accident Houston Claims Life of a 26 Year Old Father
Imagine starting a new job. The excitement of learning another skill is part of the joy of landing a new position at a company. That is what one man was expecting when he started at a Houston recycling plant. Just 4 days into his new position he was tragically killed in an industrial accident Houston after being caught in a tire shredder. Other employees noticed that the man, Byron Jones, was missing before they realized he was dead. Byron was only 26 years old and a father of a 3-year-old daughter. The recycling plant believes that he somehow got caught in the tire shredder and was unable to break free and then it was too late and took his life.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating this horrific accident as well as the Harris County Sherriff’s Office. It’s not transparent what training he received as a new employee at Genan.
The Jones family has filed a lawsuit against the company, Genan, to hold all parties fully accountable. The company, Genan, is headquartered in Denmark. Genan is the largest end-of-life recycler of tires around the globe. They have five fully functioning recycling plants in the world. The recycling plant in Texas is the largest tire recycling plant in the world. Their machines produce 100,000 tons annually. The transparency of data from OSHA shows that Genan has never had an accident like this ever in the past.
The investigation is still underway.
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