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Fall at concrete factory leads to man's death

Posted November 18, 2008

— A man injured in an accident Monday at Greystone Concrete Products in Henderson has died.

A company spokesman said Tuesday that Earl Floyd, 49, fell about 40 feet from a catwalk along a conveyor belt at the factory, 2100 N. Garnett St., in Henderson.

He landed on concrete and suffered serious injuries. He was transported to Maria Parham Hospital, where he died.

The catwalk had corroded with time, a Greystone Concrete official said. Floyd worked for the company for about 25 years, the official said.

Another worker got trapped on top of a piece of equipment . That man did not appear to be injured and refused medical treatment.


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  • seaturtles246 Nov 18, 2008

    Very sad - and unfortunate - praying for his family. This does seem like a case of negligence.

  • pbjbeach Nov 18, 2008

    From what experience that i have had is that things around an in the environment of flyash & cement dust tends to crodroe over a long period of time an that this catwalk should have been inspected perioderical by the concrete co just through normal plant maintenance & safety inspection even possibly by the N.C.D.O.L. OR O.A.S.H.O OR SOMEONE FOR COMPILANCE TO SOME KIND OF SAFETY STANDARDS.

  • LaLa-Land Nov 18, 2008

    How horrible. You'd think that catwalk would have been inspected and he'd have on some type of safety gear or harness. I agree with no_more_war_4_profit that this is very scanty details and we should make assumptions, but it's hard not to.

  • WRAL is joe_dirt Nov 18, 2008

    Not enough info and way too early to make a call on the exact cause. Don't rely on mainstream media sources for a complete report this early. I'm not taking up for the concrete company but in my experience, there's most always other factors and circumstances that come into play.

    Be patient and seek the truth.

  • ratherbnnc Nov 18, 2008

    Looks like a big fine from Dept of Labor and a civil suit!!

  • jimbo141 Nov 18, 2008

    someone should have inspected the catwalks, now someone is gone! this is definately a case where i would sue the pants off the company, and normaly i'm against most lawsuits.!!!

  • b4self Nov 18, 2008

    shouldn't catwalk be inspected yearly. I thought all buildings had to be inspected under oasia

  • HappyGirl08 Nov 18, 2008

    How sad....