Monday, December 31, 2007

Another Arkansas Worker Killed on Job

A Blytheville man has died after the tire he tried to fix at work exploded, causing massive injuries to his head.

Mississippi County Coroner Mike Godsey said Christopher Herron, 19, was plugging the tire on a scrap-hauling dump truck Sunday at Kinder Morgan in Hickman. Godsey said the 6-foot-tall tire exploded, knocking Herron 16 feet backward.

Kinder Morgan, formerly Marine Terminals of Arkansas, stores and ships dry bulk and liquid products, including scrap steel. Company officials did not return calls for comment.

This was the second industrial death to strike Mississippi County in recent days. On Friday, Brandon Johnson, 30, of Caruthersville, Mo., was crushed to death while working at Gibbons Steel.

"An Injury to One Is an Injury to All."


outsourced said...

Was the tire made in China?

Anonymous said...

I work with Chris, he had just gotten on his dad's crew (who loaded the trucks) and the company is already trying to blame the death on Chris....bunch of bull crap if you ask me..

joe hill said...

Management always blames the workers and denies any responsibility for work related injuries and deaths.