27-year-old dies after office incident at Kingston’s Novelis plant

27-year-old dies after workplace incident at Kingston’s Novelis plant

2021-06-10 23:29:34

A 27-year-old man has died following a office accident at a Kingston aluminum plant.

Novelis has confirmed that Michah Baerwald has died following an incident whereas doing upkeep at its Kingston plant.

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“We’re deeply saddened by Micah’s passing and lengthen our sincerest condolences to his household and pals. He was a buddy to many and a tough employee with a constructive perspective who was at all times prepared to assist others,” mentioned an announcement from Novelis Kingston plant supervisor Dennis Brady.

Kingston Hearth and Rescue says it was on the Novelis plant simply after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

“Crews carried out CPR and the person was transported to hospital,” Kingston Hearth mentioned.

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Baerwald was an worker at Novelis for 3 years earlier than his demise.

Brady says an investigation into the incident is underway.

“We briefly shut down operations on the plant and have engaged with counselors to supply assist to our staff,” he mentioned.

In response to the Ministry of Labour, their investigators had been known as in to the plant Thursday.

“It was reported a employee was engaged on a crane once they had been uncovered to stay, electrical elements,” an announcement from the ministry mentioned.

Two ministry inspectors and an engineer attended the scene. Two orders had been issued and the investigation is ongoing, the ministry mentioned.


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