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Friday, August 5, 2011

Crane Accident At Dresser Rand In Wellsville

Industrial Crane Accident
At 1:59 pm on Friday, Wellsville Rescue and Ambulance has been dispatched to a crane accident at the Dresser Rand plant for possible multiple injuries.

An employee at Dresser-Rand in Wellsville died today after an industrial accident.

Wellsville Village Police said the accident took place at the Wellsville plant around 1:55 p.m. The man was taken by Wellsville ambulance to Jones Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

"The investigation will not be finished until the first of the week due to the fact we are waiting for OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Adminstration)," said Wellsville Village Police Chief Timothy Walsh. "It was a fatal industrial accident that claimed the life of a male."

Chief Walsh said the complete family notification has not been completed and they would not be releasing the name. More...

32 comments :

FF167 said...

While I have no issue with someone posting exactly what was dispatched, I DO have a problem with not updating one that potentially worries many people who hear about it ASAP. So far as I can tell by listening, it sounds like this ended up being one ambulance to the hospital, and other units released.

Solomon's words for the wise said...

There were at least 3 other incidents in progress at the same time as this one. Thanks for posting the update. It was difficult deciphering which calls were to which incident. I'd rather not attempt to repeat questionable information. Better no information than try to guess it's to the right call. Thanks again and if others can pass on accurate information, we welcome it in comments.
Jim

Anonymous said...

prayer and thought's go out to everyone

Anonymous said...

I will worry until my man comes home and tells me everyone in his department is ok. Prayers go out for the whole shop!

Anonymous said...

I am very grateful to have the news as quickly as we do. No one is perfect and often being busy is a big factorcoquetti

Anonymous said...

My Hubby works 2nd shift @ the Wellsville plant & was sent home because someone was killed in this incident. My prayers go out to the man's family & co workers that were present @ the time.

Anonymous said...

we have friends that work there as well and family.prayes go out to all

Anonymous said...

http://www.wellsvilledaily.com/features/x782939020/Fatal-industrial-accident-at-Dresser-Rand-in-Wellsville

Anonymous said...

This was my brother who was killed, everyone in his family and extended family thanks you for prayers and thoughts.

SAC said...

This was my brother who was killed in this incident, all your prayers and thoughts are greatly appreciated at this time.

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers go out to this mans family. We didn't know him but our son works at Dresser and had worked with him before he went out on the test floor. May god be with his entire family.

Anonymous said...

I had the pleasure of working with him. Great guy so unfortunate. Thoughts and prayers going out to his family.

Anonymous said...

since a name has not been released and i do feel terrible for this to have happened could some one tell us where he was from so we may know if he had been a friend of ours. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Heartfelt prayers for the loss of a life. It is such a tragedy and my prayers will be there for the family and workers at Dresser Rand. Such a horrible loss and so unexpected ...

Melanie

Anonymous said...

My son works at the plant. His heart hurts for this man's family.
Our prayers go out to the family at this time

Anonymous said...

Many thoughts & prayers go out to this family, so very sad..

Anonymous said...

Yes I need a name...I'm freaking out all day wondering if it is someone I know. At least tell us what town he lived in. I have many Belmont friends who work at Dresser.

Anonymous said...

prayers to family and co-workers, i work at air-preheater and this brings back a sad memory of two years ago, almost to the date. we work in heavy manufacturing every day and it is dangerous, no getting around it. so sorry!

Anonymous said...

So very sad to see this has happened. I was one of the first to operate these Radio Control Cranes when they were installed at the plant. From a TWO MAN operation they went to one. You were the Operator and Hooker. Instead of four eyes, there was just two on the floor and you had to watch everything as you moved your loads through the plant. If you missed one thing there would be a problem. Bumping into another crane would happen from time to time.
Just to save MONEY, the Company went to this type of Operation of the cranes. It only takes one miss judgment and an accident happens. It is so sad that a very good Man had to loose his life over it. And also it is very sad that an Operator of the Crane had to have this happen to him. It will stay with him the rest of his life and the Company will have laid the blame on him.

Anonymous said...

that's how Company's work cut the corner just to save a buck.Company's like to do the plame game.i don't know who this person it yet but all are prayers are out there for everyone..

Anonymous said...

the companies make us sign our names for everything we do saying they told us to do it safely so they can cover their ass. not nearly enough training in many cases, can't waste the time on hands on only twenty minute safety meetings. our prayers are sent.

Anonymous said...

OSHA comes into these industrial shops these days to show them how NOT to be liable, not to protect the workers, they walk right past things that are'nt safe because it cost the company too much time\money to change or fix. i work in one. such a shame.

Anonymous said...

The posting made at 9:31 August 6th is absolutely, 100% correct.

Anonymous said...

Happenned at alstom 2 years ago...company told workers what to say...was in the best interest of their jobs...fact is that it was unsafe how they welded this unit..so sad..this is not the crane operators fault...it lies on the company..

Anonymous said...

any up date on who this person is yet
i dont want to sound noisy.but i have family and friend's that work there
and it seem like are family is always know's last,my heart going out to everyone's family and god be with u all....

Anonymous said...

i work at wellsville dresser, for what happened it is very sad and a tragedy. i read that everybody it concerned with who it is. they are not releasing the name probably cause they cannot reach all the family members. for those sticking those nose in just wanting a name, backoff. in time they will release the name. i m sure if it was someone that close to you, you would know by know. he was a good person, and his family deserves respect.

Anonymous said...

It could have been any of us who work at Dresser Rand in Olean, Wellsville, Painted Post or elsewhere. The sad part about all of this is that the company took away the "tools" we need to do our jobs safely (a hooker and a crane operator) and cut the manpower to one remote-controlled crane operator who was on the ground. As was already mentioned, there have been incidents in the past where cranes bumped into one another, but it looks like the bottom line and the almighty dollar over ruled safe operations.

Anonymous said...

It was Donald J. Gadley of Friendship who was killed at Dresser Rand in Wellsville. Our love and thoughts are with his family.

Anonymous said...

The name has been released. Check the Wellsville Daily Reporter web page.

Anonymous said...

To anyone saying the company is to blame for this, you should be ashamed. The reason for a crane operator and a hooker is that the operator was up in the air with the crane and couldn't be on the ground. Even when it was the old way things happened, nothing serious thank God but it could have been. The company is no more to blame for this accident than Ronald McDonald. Let's see how much bitching you do when they close the place down and your making minimum wage.

Anonymous said...

None of us can determine who is to blame. I personally do not think the crane operator is to blame, as he was doing the best he could and has a history of safe operation. As far as closing the plant, management has used that threat for a long time. Doesn't work on me! Ultimately OSHA will determine blame, and to do so, they should know all of the facts, so I am sending them a print out of these comments. I'm sure the company will never let them know that they could share in the responsibility.

Anonymous said...

If it was unsafe or understaffed then the company is to blame dude! But if there was two people on it and it was human error then so be it...All Im saying.