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State investigating after workers crushed at Sterling Heights business

State investigating after workers crushed at Sterling Heights business


CLICKONDETROIT.COM, “LOCAL 4
NEWS TODAY” AT 5:30 STARTS NOW! NEWS TODAY” AT 5:30 STARTS NOW!
>>Devin: TRAGEDY STRIKES A>>Devin: TRAGEDY STRIKES A
MACOMB COUNTY BUSINESS AS A MACOMB COUNTY BUSINESS AS A
DEADLY ACCIDENT CLAIMS THE LIVES DEADLY ACCIDENT CLAIMS THE LIVES
OF TWO WORKERS AND WE’RE OF TWO WORKERS AND WE’RE
LEARNING NEW CLUES INTO WHAT LEARNING NEW CLUES INTO WHAT
CAUSED IT. CAUSED IT.
>>Jason: THAT STORY TOPS OUR>>Jason: THAT STORY TOPS OUR
NEWS AT 5:30. NEWS AT 5:30.
NEW DETAILS OF WHAT LED UP TO NEW DETAILS OF WHAT LED UP TO
THE DEATHS OF TWO WORKERS AT A THE DEATHS OF TWO WORKERS AT A
GRANITE BUSINESS. GRANITE BUSINESS.
>>Devin: TWO MEN CRUSHED TO>>Devin: TWO MEN CRUSHED TO
DEATH BY FALLING SLABS OF DEATH BY FALLING SLABS OF
GRANITE AND NOW THE STATE GRANITE AND NOW THE STATE
INVESTIGATING HOW IN THE WORLD INVESTIGATING HOW IN THE WORLD
IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED. IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED.
WE CALL IN LARRY SPRUILL. WE CALL IN LARRY SPRUILL.
HAVE WE BEEN ABLE TO TALK TO THE HAVE WE BEEN ABLE TO TALK TO THE
COMPANY YET? COMPANY YET?
EARLIER WE HADN’T. EARLIER WE HADN’T.
>>Larry: I DID KNOCK ON THE>>Larry: I DID KNOCK ON THE
DOOR AND THEY WOULD NOT TALK TO DOOR AND THEY WOULD NOT TALK TO
ME ON CAMERA BUT SAID THEY’RE ME ON CAMERA BUT SAID THEY’RE
CLOSED TODAY TO ALLOW THE CLOSED TODAY TO ALLOW THE
EMPLOYEES TO GRIEVE AND OSHA TO EMPLOYEES TO GRIEVE AND OSHA TO
START ITS INVESTIATION. START ITS INVESTIATION.
THINGS OUTSIDE THE STONEWARE THINGS OUTSIDE THE STONEWARE
HOUSE HERE IN STERLING HEIGHTS HOUSE HERE IN STERLING HEIGHTS
SEEM TO BE QUIET AND BACK TO SEEM TO BE QUIET AND BACK TO
NORMAL TUESDAY, BUT LOCAL 4 NORMAL TUESDAY, BUT LOCAL 4
LEARNED RIGHT NOW THE COMPANY IS LEARNED RIGHT NOW THE COMPANY IS
IN THE MIDDLE OF AN OCCUPATIONAL IN THE MIDDLE OF AN OCCUPATIONAL
SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
OR OSHA INVESTIGATION. OR OSHA INVESTIGATION.
OUR CAMERAS SPOTTED THIS ORANGE OUR CAMERAS SPOTTED THIS ORANGE
CLOSED SIGN ON THE DOOR, COMES CLOSED SIGN ON THE DOOR, COMES
24 HOURS AFTER THE STERLING 24 HOURS AFTER THE STERLING
HEIGHTS FIRE CHIEF CHRIS MARTIN HEIGHTS FIRE CHIEF CHRIS MARTIN
SAID TWO MEN DIED INSIDE THE SAID TWO MEN DIED INSIDE THE
BUILDING MONDAY AFTERNOON AROUND BUILDING MONDAY AFTERNOON AROUND
2:33. 2:33.
MULTIPLE 5-BY-8 GRANITE SLABS MULTIPLE 5-BY-8 GRANITE SLABS
FELL ON A 30-YEAR-OLD MAN FROM FELL ON A 30-YEAR-OLD MAN FROM
WARREN AND A 53-YEAR-OLD MAN WARREN AND A 53-YEAR-OLD MAN
FROM SHELBY TOWNSHIP, CRUSHING FROM SHELBY TOWNSHIP, CRUSHING
THEM TO DEATH, LEAVING COWORKERS THEM TO DEATH, LEAVING COWORKERS
AND CREWS UPSET. AND CREWS UPSET.
>>THEY’RE VERY BROKEN UP.>>THEY’RE VERY BROKEN UP.
IT’S A TIGHT-KNIT GROUP. IT’S A TIGHT-KNIT GROUP.
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE
WITH THEM. WITH THEM.
>>Larry: THE SLABS SHIFTED AND>>Larry: THE SLABS SHIFTED AND
BROKE AND QUICKLY IT TURNED INTO BROKE AND QUICKLY IT TURNED INTO
A RECOVERY PROCESS. A RECOVERY PROCESS.
SEVERAL BUSINESSES NEARBY HELPED SEVERAL BUSINESSES NEARBY HELPED
OUT USING THEIR EQUIPMENT TO OUT USING THEIR EQUIPMENT TO
MOVE THE LARGE SLABS SAFELY. MOVE THE LARGE SLABS SAFELY.
>>IT’S NOT EASY ON OUR>>IT’S NOT EASY ON OUR
EMPLOYEES. EMPLOYEES.
IT’S SOMETHING THEY HAVE TO SEE IT’S SOMETHING THEY HAVE TO SEE
ALL TOO OFTEN. ALL TOO OFTEN.
>>Larry: THE FIRST VICTIM WAS>>Larry: THE FIRST VICTIM WAS
RECOVERED BEFORE 6:00 P.M. AND RECOVERED BEFORE 6:00 P.M. AND
THE SECOND ONE AFTER 9:00 MONDAY THE SECOND ONE AFTER 9:00 MONDAY
NIGHT. NIGHT.
>>THEY DO THIS EVERY DAY AND WE>>THEY DO THIS EVERY DAY AND WE
MAKE SURE WE TALK TO THEM HOW MAKE SURE WE TALK TO THEM HOW
WILL WE GET IT DONE SAFELY, AND WILL WE GET IT DONE SAFELY, AND
WE’RE GRATEFUL FOR THEIR HELP. WE’RE GRATEFUL FOR THEIR HELP.
>>Larry: AND WE KNOW THAT THE>>Larry: AND WE KNOW THAT THE
INVESTIGATIONS ARE IN THE EARLY INVESTIGATIONS ARE IN THE EARLY
STAGES, BUT ALSO WE KNOW THE STAGES, BUT ALSO WE KNOW THE
CREWS OF TWO MEN WHO DIED IN CREWS OF TWO MEN WHO DIED IN
THERE, THEY WERE USING AN THERE, THEY WERE USING AN
OVERHEAD CRANE WHEN THE SLAB OVERHEAD CRANE WHEN THE SLAB
FELL. FELL.
LARRY SPRUILL, LOCAL 4. LARRY SPRUILL, LOCAL 4.
>>Devin: YOU MENTIONED THE>>Devin: YOU MENTIONED THE
COMPANY IS CLOSED. COMPANY IS CLOSED.
HAVE THEY SAID HOW LONG THAT HAVE THEY SAID HOW LONG THAT
WILL BE THE CASE? WILL BE THE CASE?
>>Larry: I DID ASK THAT>>Larry: I DID ASK THAT
QUESTION AS FAR AS HOW LONG THEY QUESTION AS FAR AS HOW LONG THEY
ARE GOING TO BE CLOSED. ARE GOING TO BE CLOSED.
THEY DID NOT GIVE ME A DEFINITE THEY DID NOT GIVE ME A DEFINITE
ANSWER AND SAID THEY SIMPLY ARE ANSWER AND SAID THEY SIMPLY ARE
CLOSED TO ALLOW OSHA AND THE

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

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