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Shipyard Worker Killed in PA

Friday, October 19, 2012

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Authorities are investigating the death of a Pennsylvania ship repair worker who became entangled in machinery while servicing a crane 100 feet in the air.

Craig Plyler, 48, of Erie, an employee of Donjon Shipbuilding & Repair of Erie, perished about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 17) from traumatic injuries, authorities said.

 Craig M. Plyler, 48, was remembered as a devoted husband and father of three daughters.
Craig M. Plyler, 48, was remembered as a devoted husband and father of three daughters.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident. The company did not respond to a request for comment.

Difficult Recovery

Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook said that Plyler had been killed almost instantly.

“There’s still a lot of information that needs to be gathered,” Cook told WICU-TV in Erie. “But it was clearly an accidental death.”

Recovering Plyler’s body took several hours as the Erie Fire Department was the only agency that had a crane high enough to reach the site, Cook said.

 The 44-acre shipyard is a major employer in Erie County, with about 200 employees.

 Donjon Shipbuilding & Repair

The 44-acre shipyard is a major employer in Erie County, with about 200 employees.

Reports said Plyler was a crane operator who had been performing “routine maintenance” on the equipment when the accident occurred.

An obituary described Plyler as a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

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Donjon Shipbuilding & Repair is a subsidiary of Donjon Marine Co., based in Hillside, NJ. The 44-acre facility has more than 200,000 square feet of production area. A major local employer, the shipyard offers shipbuilding, barge construction, maintenance, repair, steel fabrication and assembly, vessel conversion, and other services.

 The accident occurred as Plyler was performing “routine maintenance” on a crane 100 feet in the air, reports said.

 Donjon Shipbuilding & Repair

The accident occurred as Plyler was performing “routine maintenance” on a crane 100 feet in the air, reports said.

Donjon Shipbuilding has no record with OSHA. OSHA records note an accident at the parent company’s site in 2005, but no details were available and no citations issued.

   

Tagged categories: Access; Accidents; Construction; Cranes; Fatalities; Health and safety; Marine; OSHA; Shipyards

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