CASEY, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — An incident at a Casey, Ill. manufacturing company which resulted in a person being flown to a hospital is now under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
That’s according to US Department of Labor Regional Director for Public Affairs and Media Relations Scott Allen, who confirmed OSHA has opened an investigation into the May 1 incident at Fabco Manufacturing and Altorfer Ag Products.
Fabco Manufacturing Manager, Chris Welty, explained that while the incident occurred on their property, the injured party was not a Fabco employee. “The injured person was a contractor who was working on some equipment,” Welty said.
According to Casey Fire Chief Jason Garver, the person had suffered injuries after having their leg caught in a conveyor belt. That person was then flown by helicopter to a nearby medical facility.
In an update, Welty said the injured person is since doing well and is back home safe.
Fabco Manufacturing provides Custom Fabrication & Mobile Welding according to their Facebook page.
Allen said no other information regarding the incident is available, adding that OSHA investigators have 6-months to complete their investigation.