Mansfield, PA — A local man died after a work-related accident last month in rural Mansfield at a dairy farm. The worker who died was identified as Jason Kingsley, 26 years old, and this happened early in the day on Monday, June 8, 2015.
According to the news reports and the OSHA investigation, it appears that Jason Kingsley and another worker were inside a large silo that stored grass. As they were working to clean an air filter, something went wrong and both men slipped and fell into the silo.
The other worker didn’t fall as far and was able to be rescued, but Jason Kingsley struck his head as he fell and went a good deal further down into the silo that his co-worker.
Ambulances were called to the scene around 1:15 p.m. and Kingsley was declared dead at the scene. The condition of the other worker, as well as his name, hasn’t been released yet.
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While I haven’t actually been to the place where this accident happened, I’m imagining that the silo is quite tall indeed and would require a ladder or a lift to reach the air filter at the top. If these workers were up that high while performing their duties, then were they also provided safety gear? What about a spotter? Federal law requires any work done 6 feet or above ground level must be accompanied with proper training and fall prevention equipment. I’d be interested in seeing a little more behind the scenes here because I’m wondering if there were any safety rules broken.
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