An Alabama man who was burned over 90 percent of his body in an apparent work accident on June 2 has succumbed to his injuries. The 46-year-old Semmes man, who was a contractor for Ranger Environmental Services, was working in Calvert at Outokumpu when the tragic incident occurred.
A report by the AFL-CIO, released on May 7, 2013, shows that in the United States, approximately 150 people a day die of work-related fatalities and illnesses. The statistics include all of the 50 states, including Alabama. Work-related deaths can occur as a result of a wrongful death, illness or disease. The report shows that in a year, over 137 people a day or 50,000 a year die as a result of illnesses that occur as a result of their work environments.