Erik Deighton’s work-related death could have been prevented. That’s how I see Michigan OSHA's findings in the agency’s citations against his employer, Colonial Plastics.
Erik Deighton, 23, was crushed last month in a piece of machinery. A police officer commenting about his death called it an accident. There are well-established ways to prevent a worker from being crushed in a machine. When it happens, it is not an accident.