Man dies after injuries at Lincolnton workplace

Feb 23, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Charlotte Observer

Lincoln County EMS responded to a traumatic injury call at RSI Home Products about 8 a.m., said Carl McKnight, an EMS supervisor.

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Slavesof rsi

Lincolnton, NC

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Feb 23, 2013
 
That's what happens when RSI doesn't give you no time off at all ...over labor boycott RSI
breezy

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Feb 24, 2013
 
I just want to say how disrespectful I think it was to keep people working while a man was laying there dead and to not close for the day.It just goes to show you the Almighty dollar runs that company!
Solong RSI

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Feb 25, 2013
 
Work people like slaves, no time off, make you work 10 - 14 hours straight with no warning, give you points for leaving early, give you points for being late. Seven points and no job. They literally wirked this man ti death!!!
slickchild

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Feb 26, 2013
 
I agree. The way the company operates is really stressful. One person is required to do so much, with no help. People are pushed pushed pushed to get product out, and if not, then they are wrote up and constantly talked down to. Some people here work 12 hour shifts 7 days a week under constant headache. Its surprising something like this hasn't happened sooner!
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Feb 26, 2013
 

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My heart goes out to his family.
rsisalves

Morganton, NC

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Feb 27, 2013
 
i think that its very disrespectful that the machine is turned on already..
rsisalves

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Feb 27, 2013
 
rsi doesnt care what happens they just care about the money hopefully the truth comes out and rsi will have to pay for what happen because its a lost of a human being and from what i was told the people there work under so much pressure and if its truth that he use a different name its because of the situation here in the U.S we need the immigration reform to help these people that work like him under so much pressure. noboby should have to work so hard for so little.I truly send my prayers to the family and i hope everyone can also do a prayer for him. AMEN
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rsisalves wrote:
rsi doesnt care what happens they just care about the money hopefully the truth comes out and rsi will have to pay for what happen because its a lost of a human being and from what i was told the people there work under so much pressure and if its truth that he use a different name its because of the situation here in the U.S we need the immigration reform to help these people that work like him under so much pressure. noboby should have to work so hard for so little.I truly send my prayers to the family and i hope everyone can also do a prayer for him. AMEN
I doubt rsi does required maintenance or follows safety procedures since all they carre about is money. Did the modify the machine to speed up production.was holzman a party to this. I hope the police and osha do thier job.
Bobby

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Mar 3, 2013
 
The victim had worked at the plant under an assumed name for years. Possible illegal alien????
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Bobby wrote:
The victim had worked at the plant under an assumed name for years. Possible illegal alien????

It really doesn't matter if he was illegal it was still a life that was lost the men worked there for 8 years like a slave he had just become a father and had a family that needs him know...So now u putt yourself on his shoes if ur un anot her country working and get kill it's not suppose to hurt just because ur not born there...now thikn if u ever have an accident and someone has to save ur and that person is illegal what would u think...think whit ur heart...and lets not have a heart full of stupid things..like judgments..
Karen

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Mar 14, 2013
 
Sorry for some miss types. but the phone has. auto-fix
I DONT CARE

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Mar 19, 2013
 
Sorry about the illegals death.More cost to taxpayers,And some of you need to get some education.Like spelling and blame on spell check.
Godless American

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Mar 23, 2013
 
I DONT CARE wrote:
Sorry about the illegals death.More cost to taxpayers,And some of you need to get some education.Like spelling and blame on spell check.
You're one to talk...spelling police, your grammar and sentence structure sucks.
HELLO

Lincolnton, NC

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Mar 24, 2013
 
People b((i))tch about everything. They b((i))tch about no jobs. Then, they b((i))tch about working too much and on and on. MAke up your minds you confused sheep and GROW UP.
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Mar 25, 2013
 
Godless American wrote:
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You're one to talk...spelling police, your grammar and sentence structure sucks.
How about shutting your mouth before you get it mashed you idiot.
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This man came into work late with a hangover, and then proceeded to work on a machine without following protocol.(Locking the machine and tagging it so other employees would know it was being worked on.)
The machine operator had no idea this guy was in the machine, and turned it on.
Lack of good judgement got this man killed.
I feel bad for his family, and hope others can learn a lesson from this.
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I DONT CARE wrote:
<quoted text>How about shutting your mouth before you get it mashed you idiot.
Let's go...illiterate.
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Jun 8, 2013
 
Karen wrote:
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It really doesn't matter if he was illegal it was still a life that was lost the men worked there for 8 years like a slave he had just become a father and had a family that needs him know...So now u putt yourself on his shoes if ur un anot her country working and get kill it's not suppose to hurt just because ur not born there...now thikn if u ever have an accident and someone has to save ur and that person is illegal what would u think...think whit ur heart...and lets not have a heart full of stupid things..like judgments..
I don't think anything was meant by someone making a comment that he was illegal. Truth is, RSI might be in a whole lot of trouble if (I am sure he was illegal); going under a different name. When you are hired in the USA, the company that is hiring is supposed to fill out the proper paper work for the state and federal on any new or rehired employee and this is a big NO NO if the company doesn't. This goes for re-hires as well. If RSI didn't fill the proper paper work out; shame on them!!
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Jun 8, 2013
 
HELLO wrote:
People b((i))tch about everything. They b((i))tch about no jobs. Then, they b((i))tch about working too much and on and on. MAke up your minds you confused sheep and GROW UP.
Yes, most do as you say and I bet you are in the bag too! It is our right to do as you say, b((i))tch. I am sure those in other countries that are BUYING US OUT, don't have the right to b((i))tch or they may be arrested! How many pounds of bacon are you buying this year?
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Jun 8, 2013
 
Ruger wrote:
This man came into work late with a hangover, and then proceeded to work on a machine without following protocol.(Locking the machine and tagging it so other employees would know it was being worked on.)
The machine operator had no idea this guy was in the machine, and turned it on.
Lack of good judgement got this man killed.
I feel bad for his family, and hope others can learn a lesson from this.
This doesn't make any sense. If the man "locked" and "tagged" the machine so other employees would know it was being worked on, then why did another employee turn the machine on in the first place? Or did you mean that the employee didn't lock and tag the machine like he was supposed to; thus, nobody knew he was in the machine? It really doesn't matter now one way or the other, because the employee is no longer with us. I only hope that nothing like this happens again and I pray that his family can forgive. As for RSI, it is only (1) in one million companies that have got by with so much disrespect for employees.

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