Worker Killed In Freak Accident


Tuesday, March 6th 2007, 10:56 am
By: News On 6


A man was killed Tuesday morning in an industrial accident inside Cintas Corporation’s Tulsa plant at 5940 South 129th East Avenue. News On 6’s Steve Berg reports 46-year old Eleazar Torres-Gomez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tulsa Police officer Jason Willingham says the accident happened in a section of the plant where clothes move along a conveyer belt from an industrial sized washer to an industrial sized dryer. Willingham says the Gomez was working alone at the time and they can only speculate what happened, but it appears he was dragged onto the conveyer belt and into the dryer. Willingham says the dryer can reach a temperature of 300 degrees.

Cintas Corporation continues to investigate the accident. Willingham says once their investigation is complete they will forward the results to OSHA.

For more information about Cintas, you can visit their website, www.cintas.com.