Mercersburg man killed in plant accid...

Mercersburg man killed in plant accident Wednesday

There are 10 comments on the Public Opinion story from Apr 14, 2011, titled Mercersburg man killed in plant accident Wednesday. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

April 14, 2011 -- Aaron Ball of Mercersburg was killed in an accident Wednesday afternoon at Purina Mills in Hagerstown, Md., according to the Washington County Sheriff's office in Hagerstown.

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American Legion Rider

Chambersburg, PA

#1 Apr 14, 2011
So sad to hear this....Prayers to his family and friends.
The American Legion Riders of Mercersburg, PA.
Skippy

United States

#2 Apr 14, 2011
He was our neighbor; very nice young man; we are very saddened and shocked by the news. Why in the world was the machine on while he was cleaning it?
A very unnecessary loss. Praying for the family.
Safety Committee

Carlisle, PA

#3 Apr 14, 2011
We cannot change what happened but we can demand accountibility for this accident. There is no excuse for industrial deaths. Someone failed.

Condolences to the family.
Julia

Greencastle, PA

#4 Apr 14, 2011
My heart goes out to the young man that lost his life and to his family.
Very Sad News

Mercersburg, PA

#5 Apr 14, 2011
Sorry to hear about this incident; sad to loose someone in this kind of accident no matter their age.

Does anyone know if he was related to the Ball family who owns Foot of the Mountain Restaurant in Mercersbug?
top chef

Chambersburg, PA

#6 Apr 14, 2011
Very Sad News wrote:
Sorry to hear about this incident; sad to loose someone in this kind of accident no matter their age.
Does anyone know if he was related to the Ball family who owns Foot of the Mountain Restaurant in Mercersbug?
Oh, God.....I hope not.
Ship happens

Waynesboro, PA

#7 Apr 14, 2011
Rest In Peace
Sorry

Framingham, MA

#8 Apr 14, 2011
Me and my husband have worked with Aaron in the past. I am sad to hear of his loss. Sorry to Kristen and their son aswell as his family.
observer

Chambersburg, PA

#10 Apr 15, 2011
This should not have happened--that's why there are lock-out tag-out procedures. It amazes me how some organizations don't invest in safety. Every organization should have an audit of their safety practices periodically.
casual observer

United States

#13 Apr 29, 2011
I read that the young man had only been working around 90 days when this accident occured. The thing that really bothers me is whether or not he was given the appropriate training. Too many businesses nowadays want to forgo experience for cheap temporary labor. Not to say that this was the case in this accident but, companies should think long and hard about proper training for inexperienced employees before putting their lives and the lives of others in jeopardy.

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