A workplace accident claimed the life of a man on Christmas Eve and the Occupation Safety and Health Administration is launching an investigation. The accident happened in Holden, Massachusetts when 30-year-old Edgard Nieves was killed in an accident while performing work at his place of employment. Nieves was employed as a machinist with Inner-Tite Corp. that manufactures security devices and locks for use on gas, electronic, and water meters. Officials are labeling the accident as an industrial accident, and few details regarding the incident have been released. OSHA is conducting a thorough investigation to determine if any violations were committed by Inner-Tite Corp. An OSHA spokesperson stated that the investigation could take many months to complete.
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