You rarely hear about most of them.
A 2011 death made the news this Labor Day week. That's because a Fulton County jury awarded $29 million to the family of a 19-year-old burned to death while doing his job at Newell Recycling in East Point. The jury wanted to punish the company for what it saw as unsafe practices by the company, but jurors themselves won't know how Erik Hilario's case winds up. That's because after the verdict, the scrap metal company and the family reached a confidential settlement, with the company agreeing not to appeal.
In recognition of labor Day week, here are the Georgia workplace deaths reported by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration so far this fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30.
|Georgia workplace deaths, FY 2015 through July 16|
|16-Jul||CLM Quality Inc.||Marietta||Worker struck and killed by granite countertop slab|
|7-Jul||Fieldale Farms Poultry||Murrayville||Worker electrocuted by fluorescent light balance|
|22-Jun||International Paper Company||Augusta||Worker killed when crane's brakes failed|
|10-Jun||Masonry by Design||Fayetteville||Worker killed in fall|
|29-May||ER Snell Contractor||Lithia Springs||Worked struck and killed by dump truck|
|8-May||Southeastern Gin Inc.||Surrency||Work struck and killed by falling fan shroud|
|1-May||Wade Blackwell||Norcross||Worker killed in fall from attic window|
|22-Apr||Asphalt Refining & Technology Co.||Douglasville||Worker died from hydrogen sulfide exposure|
|19-Mar||Quality Steel Corp.||Thomasville||Worker loading truck struck and killed by falling propane tank|
|17-Mar||SynCot Plastics||Cartersville||Worker killed after being caught in extruder machine|
|11-Mar||Parkway McIntyre Lumber Co.||Marietta||Worker struck and killed by falling tree|
|26-Feb||G.P.S. Enterprises||Bonaire||Worker fatally crushed by rebar that fell from truck|
|24-Feb||Ace Pole Co.||Blackshear||Worker fatally crushed between poles in a kiln|
|18-Feb||Roofing Professionals Inc.||Savannah||Worker on roof killed in fall through skylight|
|16-Feb||Medellin Concrete Chipping Service||Marietta||Worker fatally engulfed by gravel after falling into silo during cleaning operations.|
|10-Feb||JDF Welding||Toccoa||Worker killed in fall from steel structure|
|23-Jan||Gilman Building Products Co.||Dudley||Worker fatally crushed inside banding machine|
|21-Jan||Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation Inc.||Dahlonega||Worker killed in fall from tree|
|15-Jan||Macuch Steel Products||Augusta||Worker killed in fall from scissor lift that was struck by crane|
|12-Jan||Georgia Architectural Stone||Tate||Worker fatally crushed by marble slab that fell during loading|
|10-Jan||W H Reeves & Co Inc.||Evans||Worker fatally crushed by fracking storage tank that fell from trailer|
|11-Dec||TLC Building||Valdosta||Worker struck and killed by forklift|
|9-Nov||Power Corp. of America, dba Southeast Power Corp.||Midland||Worker struck and killed by truck that rolled over chock during maintenance|
|4-Nov||Parks Volkswagen Repair||Gainesville||Worker fatally crushed under vehicle while making repairs|
|31-Oct||Boston Gin Co.||Boston||Worker breaking overhead seed jam in storage container fatally engulfed when seeds fell|
|27-Oct||Claude Howard Lumber Co.||Statesboro||Worker crushed by lumber banding and strapping machine while trying to clear jam|
|20-Oct||Harold Billingham||Alapaha||Worker drowned when tractor overturned in pond|
|14-Oct||Michael Scott Moseley||Doraville||Worker struck and killed by electrical cabinet that fell from forklift|
|7-Oct||Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Inc.||West Point||Crane operator pinned and fatally crushed by casting machinery|
|2-Oct||Design Print and Display Group||Atlanta||Worker fatally crushed between truck and dock lift|
|2-Oct||WBT Farms Services||Rebecca||Worker struck and killed by loader bucket|
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