Accident at Maverick in Blytheville

Accident at Maverick in Blytheville

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“The Anti-Kakistocrat”

Since: Jul 07

Kennett, Mo

#1 Mar 30, 2008
Does anybody have the particulars on an accident that happened at Maverick (Tenaris) Tube a couple of weeks ago in which somebody was killed? I used to work there and just wondered if it was rumour or if it was true and somebody I knew.

I have checked the online Newspapers but couldn't find anything. Thanks in advance.
Concerned

Kennett, MO

#2 Mar 30, 2008
Dilli,

Are you an English Chap? I notice you utilize many English spellings in your writings.

It is a sad post to read indeed.

BlG
Guest

United States

#3 Mar 30, 2008
Yes, someone did get killed there recently. A huge piece of pipe rolled on him & pinned him between another piece of pipe. Killed instantly is what I heard. Such a tragedy!

“The Anti-Kakistocrat”

Since: Jul 07

Kennett, Mo

#4 Mar 30, 2008
Guest wrote:
Yes, someone did get killed there recently. A huge piece of pipe rolled on him & pinned him between another piece of pipe. Killed instantly is what I heard. Such a tragedy!
Any idea as to who it was? Also, do you know if it happened at the L.O.D. plant or the Energy plant?

I was told that the accident occured at the railcar loading area. Is this correct?

Sorry for all the questions and the vagueness, but everything I've heard so far is just heresay or has gone through 2-3 people.

“The Anti-Kakistocrat”

Since: Jul 07

Kennett, Mo

#5 Mar 30, 2008
Concerned wrote:
Dilli,
Are you an English Chap? I notice you utilize many English spellings in your writings.
It is a sad post to read indeed.
BlG
No, I'm a red blooded American. Just I have read extensively, and a bunch of it was British literature, so I guess it just rubbed off over the years.

Yes indeed, it was a terrible thing to find out about.

G'Day Gov'nor...lol
Rhonda W

Morrison, MO

#6 Mar 30, 2008
dilligaf2 wrote:
Does anybody have the particulars on an accident that happened at Maverick (Tenaris) Tube a couple of weeks ago in which somebody was killed? I used to work there and just wondered if it was rumour or if it was true and somebody I knew.
I have checked the online Newspapers but couldn't find anything. Thanks in advance.
Hope this helps-

ARMOREL, AR - A coroner says a Mississippi County man working at a manufacturing plant has died after being crushed by pipe he was loading into a train car.

Mississippi County Coroner Mike Godsey says 29-year-old James Ivy of Etowah died instantly this morning when the pipe rolled back and caught him against a backdrop. Godsey says Ivy's body will be sent to the state Crime Laboratory for an autopsy, which is mandatory after an industrial death.

Ivy worked at Tenaris Hickman, formerly Maverick Tube, which employs 1,102 people.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

“The Anti-Kakistocrat”

Since: Jul 07

Kennett, Mo

#7 Mar 30, 2008
Thank You.

I did not know this gentleman, but my sympathies go out to his friends and family during this trying time.
Rhonda W

Morrison, MO

#8 Mar 30, 2008
dilligaf2 wrote:
Thank You.
I did not know this gentleman, but my sympathies go out to his friends and family during this trying time.
Your welcome, glad I could help ease your mind. Someone else that works there stated this young man had only been employed for 9 months or so. This is very sad, I feel for his family as well-

“The Anti-Kakistocrat”

Since: Jul 07

Kennett, Mo

#9 Mar 30, 2008
Rhonda W wrote:
<quoted text> Your welcome, glad I could help ease your mind. Someone else that works there stated this young man had only been employed for 9 months or so. This is very sad, I feel for his family as well-
Contrary to popular belief, Maverick is NOT a safe place to work. They had a run of almost 4 million worked hrs without a lost time accident, but in the past few years there have been several serious accidents. The place is a mess and needs to be restructured. Tenaris made a lot of big promises when they bought Maverick, but never carried through with most of them.
Rhonda W

Morrison, MO

#10 Mar 30, 2008
dilligaf2 wrote:
<quoted text>
Contrary to popular belief, Maverick is NOT a safe place to work. They had a run of almost 4 million worked hrs without a lost time accident, but in the past few years there have been several serious accidents. The place is a mess and needs to be restructured. Tenaris made a lot of big promises when they bought Maverick, but never carried through with most of them.
I have previously heard this from employees. This in itself, is a sad situation. One would think that safety would be of the utmost importance, but nowadays safety seems to have fallen way down in the rankings-
Guest

United States

#11 Mar 30, 2008
Yes it was in LOD...it's such a tragedy something like this happened. You're right about one thing Maverick(Tenaris) is not a safe place to work!

“The Anti-Kakistocrat”

Since: Jul 07

Kennett, Mo

#12 Mar 30, 2008
It used to be a very safe place to work, because they were pro-active about safety. Now you can put in safety request after safety request and nothing will get done until there's an accident or a near miss and even then it was usually jury rigged.

Retroactivity is NOT the way to conduct a Safety Program. If someone complains about a safety issue, address it right then and there. Better to waste a little time of on something that may not pan out as to let someone get injured or lose their life...
Mavrick wife

United States

#13 Mar 31, 2008
My huspband works at Mavrick (LOD). I do not worry with him working there than I would any where else. Any work place is only as safe as you make it.

“The Anti-Kakistocrat”

Since: Jul 07

Kennett, Mo

#14 Mar 31, 2008
Mavrick wife wrote:
My huspband works at Mavrick (LOD). I do not worry with him working there than I would any where else. Any work place is only as safe as you make it.
Maverick use to keep it safe, but not anymore. Since Tenaris bought them out the accident rate has soared...
Guest

United States

#15 Apr 1, 2008
What happened to the "safety guy" Danny Harris? Is he not there anymore? I used to work there awhile back that's why I'm asking.
visitor

Cabot, AR

#16 Apr 1, 2008
That is the second death that has occured in the last couple of months. The one before this was Brandon unknown last name.
Brandons Friend

Penrose, CO

#17 Apr 1, 2008
That would be Brandon Johnson and he work for JW Gibson, NOT Tenaris.
visitor

United States

#18 Apr 1, 2008
Sorry, I thought the paper said Tenaris.

Since: Dec 07

United States

#19 Apr 1, 2008
dilligaf2 wrote:
<quoted text>
Maverick use to keep it safe, but not anymore. Since Tenaris bought them out the accident rate has soared...
I am going to refresh your memory...Maverick was not exactly safe, do you remember the death that occurred over there with a forklift involved, about 4 years ago? Don't make it sound like tragedies started happening just because Tenaris took over!

Since: Dec 07

United States

#20 Apr 1, 2008
dilligaf2 wrote:
<quoted text>
Maverick use to keep it safe, but not anymore. Since Tenaris bought them out the accident rate has soared...
One more question while we are on this discussion, where do you obtain the data to support the accusation that the accident rate has soared?

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