WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (KDKA) — A 65-year-old man died after falling 41 feet off a catwalk in West Mifflin, police said.
The Allegheny County Police Department said officials were notified of the industrial accident at the LafargeHolcim site on Buttermilk Hollow Road around 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday. The building materials company, which produces aggregates, did not release details.READ MORE: Cincinnati To Settle Suit In Death Of Student Kyle Plush Who Called 911
Early on Wednesday morning, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner identified the victim as Melvin Long of Clairton.
Long was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A manager told KDKA’s Jennifer Borrasso that the man worked for the company for 10 years.READ MORE: Penn Hills School District Provides Grief Counseling After Death Of Teacher James Schultz
The company released a statement, saying:
“The safety of our employees, contractors and the communities in which we live and work, are our top priority. We’d like to express our sincere condolences to the family of the individual who passed away at our Duquesne site. This is a tragic and very difficult incident.
“At this time, the investigation is ongoing in close cooperation with the local authorities. When the investigation is complete, we will provide additional details if and as appropriate.”MORE NEWS: Pa. Board of Game Commissioners Permits Some Digital Hunting, Furtaking Licenses
Police investigated and referred the investigation to OSHA.