NEW YORK An
equipment mechanic at Sadoff Iron & Metal Co. in Fond du
Lac, Wis., was seriously injured when he fell into a shear box,
the company said.
"He was on our
second-shift maintenance team working on a 1025 shear," Sadoff
chief executive officer Mark Lasky told AMM. "He was
in an area that was restricted and unguarded. He fell 13 feet
into the shear box after an Allen wrench broke. The employee
suffered a broken femur, a broken pelvis and a head laceration
and had to be airlifted from the scene." Lasky said the worker
was scheduled to be released from the hospital July 18 and is
expected to make a full recovery.
He noted that the
company was working with the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration in investigating the accident.
Sadoff, a privately held ferrous, nonferrous, alloys and
electronics scrap recycling company, does business in 37 states
and exports to Canada, China, India, Mexico and South