Ricky McIntosh, 55, died of multiple injuries sustained during the accident at the Diversified Manufacturing Plant, 3001 Miller, the Wayne County Medical Examiner announced today after the autopsy.
According to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Web site, McIntosh was a crane inspector.
“He was walking across a wooden catwalk toward a crane that he was going to inspect, or was inspecting. The walkway collapsed under him. He fell 30-50 feet to the concrete floor,” the report said.
“We offer our sincerest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. The safety and security of everyone in our plants is our highest priority. We are cooperating fully with the investigation,” said Kelli Felker, Ford’s manufacturing and labor communications manager, who said the company was “saddened” by the news.
According to Dearborn Fire Chief Joseph Murray, the accident happened at approximately 8:50 a.m.
The man was rushed to Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn, where he later died.
He was employed by Whiting Services Inc., which notified Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration about the fatality, spokeswoman Tanya Baker said in an e-mail.
Monee, Ill.-based Whiting declined to comment.
MIOSHA is investigating the incident.
MIOSHA’s General Industry Safety and Health Division has no history with Whiting Services Inc. for the last 10 years, according to Baker.
“MIOSHA’s history with this Ford facility is: three inspections in the past 10 years resulting in two serious and two other-than-serious citations with total penalties of $2,450,” she said.
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