Man killed in SLC industrial accident

Posted at 4:33 PM, May 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-23 18:33:48-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A 28-year-old man died Thursday morning in an accident at a Salt Lake City business.

The man died when a large bag, weighing at least 2,000 pounds and containing shredded plastic materials, fell on him, according to Jasen Asay from the Salt Lake City Fire Department.

It happened at Mountain Peaks Vinyl, 1878 S Redwood Rd. The manager of the company found the man pinned under the bag about 7:30 am. The man was an employee.

Emergency crews arrived at the scene and attempted to cut open the bag to relieve pressure on the victim, but he had already died.

Officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigated the incident. The victim’s name has not been released.