Man dies after injuries at Lincolnton workplace

Feb 23, 2013 Full story: The Charlotte Observer 40

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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dorky1

Cherryville, NC

#22 Jun 9, 2013
Some talk about the illegal aliens in the USA; you don't see caucasian folks out there picking produce! So, what is wrong with the US citizens? Are they too good to work in the fields? You people talk about these people taking our jobs; but you don't seem to understand that if we didn't have them, we wouldn't have produce! They will work, when some here won't. No, I don't like the fact that some call other people names, but you have to take into consideration that your ancestors were immigrants too. They came to this country looking for a better way and for the freedom we share.
Does Not Matter Who

Lincolnton, NC

#23 Jun 10, 2013
The machine was not locked out and no one started the machine while he was working on it. He made a bad decision - tried to unjam the machine and got caught in it.
Lonnie

Lincolnton, NC

#24 Jun 17, 2013
Who gives a crap what happened to him? He took some Americans job!

Since: Jun 13

United States

#25 Jun 29, 2013
Dorky1, read Ruger's post again, it said he did not follow protocol.

Since: Jun 13

United States

#26 Jun 29, 2013
Lonnie, RSI is hiring, get a job.
Info

Lincolnton, NC

#27 Jul 8, 2013
He was fatally injured when he became caught in a Holzmann angular saw that he was operating.
It happened in plant No. 2 at RSI Home Products.

Detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office have ruled it an accident.

He didn't have to lock the machine out, he was operating it.

RSI's top priority is workplace safety.
Does Not Matter Who

Lincolnton, NC

#28 Jul 9, 2013
Info wrote:
He was fatally injured when he became caught in a Holzmann angular saw that he was operating.
It happened in plant No. 2 at RSI Home Products.
Detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office have ruled it an accident.
He didn't have to lock the machine out, he was operating it.
RSI's top priority is workplace safety.
He was not operating the machine at the time of the accident. There was a jam, he went around back and tried to remove the item causing the jam - without locking it out when he should have.
Does Not Matter Who

Ellenboro, NC

#29 Jul 17, 2013
According to the article I just saw on Gaston Gazette, RSI isn't about safety as much as we thought!!
dorky1

Cherryville, NC

#30 Jul 19, 2013
Godless American wrote:
Dorky1, read Ruger's post again, it said he did not follow protocol.
Read "info's" post under yours!
dorky1

Cherryville, NC

#31 Jul 20, 2013
Godless American wrote:
Dorky1, read Ruger's post again, it said he did not follow protocol.
Don't believe everything you read! Did you see what happened? Protocol, he was and had been running the machine. Protocol....when was protocol ever mentioned before this tradedy? Sounds like someone in the service instead of a laborer in a factory.

Since: Jun 13

Lawrenceville, GA

#32 Jul 21, 2013
dorky1 wrote:
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Don't believe everything you read! Did you see what happened? Protocol, he was and had been running the machine. Protocol....when was protocol ever mentioned before this tradedy? Sounds like someone in the service instead of a laborer in a factory.
I happen to know several people who work there in supervisory positions, so I have read nothing about this, butkn ow exactly what happened from witnesses on the scene.
dorky1

Cherryville, NC

#33 Jul 21, 2013
Lonnie wrote:
Who gives a crap what happened to him? He took some Americans job!
Bull, and you know it! If he took an American's job, it is because an American didn't want it. So many of them are on WELFARE, FOOD STAMPS, getting free medical and having children so someone else can keep them up. American's know how to slide through the system. You have to be ignorant.
dorky1

Cherryville, NC

#34 Jul 21, 2013
Godless American wrote:
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I happen to know several people who work there in supervisory positions, so I have read nothing about this, butkn ow exactly what happened from witnesses on the scene.
You know people there......hum..In supervisory positions; who knew all about protocol. Witnesses on the scene, yes and we all know about that don't we? And what was RSI fined thousands for? Since everything was about protocol, I doubt that the company had anything to do with a human life lost because he was NOT following instructions. Wonder what would happen if he was another race . RSI probably would have to shut their doors. Read the paper, brother and you will read that they were fined for and over $20,000 for this incident and for a few other things they found.
dorky1

Cherryville, NC

#35 Jul 21, 2013
Lonnie wrote:
Who gives a crap what happened to him? He took some Americans job!
You are ignorant as well. Where did your ancestors come from? Planet of the apes? Some American's wouldn't have that job and the other half are on WELFARE getting help from our government and you, brother, are helping them right along. So, put that in your smoke and pipe it......and no, I didn't make any mistakes.
dorky1

Cherryville, NC

#36 Jul 21, 2013
Godless American wrote:
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Let's go...illiterate.
Hey brother, put up your DUKES :-) not mayonnaise either. lol. PIEW,
This is you. Perfect in every way except you are godless. Ooh dear! You bad boy shame shame shame.
Charlotte Obs Post

Maiden, NC

#37 Jul 21, 2013
Lincolnton Plant fined after employee's death.
The Charlotte Observer
Posted: Thursday, Jul. 18, 2013
Modified: Thursday, Jul. 18, 2013
The N.C. Department of Labor fined a Lincolnton cabinet-making plant $18,900 for three violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act after an employee was killed in an industrial accident earlier this year.
Authorities said Marendonio Francisco Viruel Lopez, 35, of Lincolnton died on Feb. 23 while working at the RSI Home Products Manufacturing plant. Investigators said he became caught in an angular saw he was operating.
According to the Department of Labor, the alleged violations included failure of RSI to establish a control program and training to make sure that power would be shut off before any employee serviced a machine, and failure to provide training to make sure that employees had the skills to protect themselves from unexpected startup of machines.
The violations were called serious by the Labor Department. The maximum penalty for each serious violation is $7,000.
Penalties aren’t designed to make up for loss of life, according to the Labor Department. By law, penalties collected by the department go to public school systems.
RSI has 15 working days from receipt of the citation to request an informal conference with the Labor Department, to file a notice of contest with the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission of North Carolina, which is an independent board appointed by the governor to hear appeals, or to pay the penalty..
dorky1

Cherryville, NC

#38 Jul 21, 2013
Charlotte Obs Post wrote:
Lincolnton Plant fined after employee's death.
The Charlotte Observer
Posted: Thursday, Jul. 18, 2013
Modified: Thursday, Jul. 18, 2013
The N.C. Department of Labor fined a Lincolnton cabinet-making plant $18,900 for three violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act after an employee was killed in an industrial accident earlier this year.
Authorities said Marendonio Francisco Viruel Lopez, 35, of Lincolnton died on Feb. 23 while working at the RSI Home Products Manufacturing plant. Investigators said he became caught in an angular saw he was operating.
According to the Department of Labor, the alleged violations included failure of RSI to establish a control program and training to make sure that power would be shut off before any employee serviced a machine, and failure to provide training to make sure that employees had the skills to protect themselves from unexpected startup of machines.
The violations were called serious by the Labor Department. The maximum penalty for each serious violation is $7,000.
Penalties aren’t designed to make up for loss of life, according to the Labor Department. By law, penalties collected by the department go to public school systems.
RSI has 15 working days from receipt of the citation to request an informal conference with the Labor Department, to file a notice of contest with the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission of North Carolina, which is an independent board appointed by the governor to hear appeals, or to pay the penalty..
Gee thanks for the information....I didn't read the article in the Charlotte Observer, but did read it online on a website.
info

Forest City, NC

#39 Sep 30, 2013
call on scanner today...RSI Home Products plant no. 2 entrapment.

Comment made by another employee...
"No entrapment. A forklift and pallet jack collided. One has broken leg/ankle."
View from start

Duluth, GA

#41 Jan 24, 2014
Info wrote:
He was fatally injured when he became caught in a Holzmann angular saw that he was operating.
It happened in plant No. 2 at RSI Home Products.
Detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office have ruled it an accident.
He didn't have to lock the machine out, he was operating it.
RSI's top priority is workplace safety.
First of all, it was a HOLZMA panel saw newspapers got it wrong to begin with. Second, there was an identical saw next to it with a safety interlock on the surrounding fence. This one didn't have the interlock although it has been mentioned to management more than once that it could have been added for a few hundred dollars. You know who you are - Doug - giving lip service to safety is RSI's top priority, getting the prestigious safety award from Cheri Berry-that's a top priority, but actual safety like slowing down the idiot fork truck drivers within the plant or protecting workers with up to date safety interlocks - nah -where's the profit in that?
Big Barry

Lincolnton, NC

#42 Jan 27, 2014
Quit bitchin!! Your lucky you have a job! Now go to work right F....now!

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