A 51-year-old female employee at PPG Industries died on Monday after becoming entangled in a paper rolling machine at the plant where she worked. According to the Akron Beacon Journal, her death was ruled accidental after an autopsy was completed on Tuesday. The police and a medical examiner’s office in northeast Ohio are currently investigating the workplace accident, which occurred in Barberton.

A spokesperson for the Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries stated that the company is cooperating with local authorities and has already begun its own investigation. PPG employs around 150 people at its Barberton plant, where it manufactures optical products and silicas used in the footwear, tire, printing, and food industries.

Industrial jobs are inherently dangerous. Companies are responsible for adhering to strict safety standards to prevent serious workplace accidents from occurring. If an employee is injured or killed because of faulty equipment, they – or their family, in the event of a wrongful death – may be entitled to damages from the manufacturer of the equipment, the premises management, or any other third party who was involved in the negligence that took place.

If you have been injured, or if your family member has been killed in a workplace accident, please contact Robert W. Kerpsack Co., L.P.A. today or call (614) 766-2000 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Columbus workplace injury attorneys. We represent industrial accident victims throughout Columbus, Dublin, New Albany, and all of Ohio.