Sunday, August 19, 2007


An industrial accident in Lorain Sunday night leaves one employee dead.

Paramedics were called around 10:30 p.m. to Brush Wellman Inc. on Industrial Parkway off Baumhart Road after an employee became trapped in a piece of machinery. Fellow employees were able to extricate the man from the machine but attempts to perform CPR and even the use of an AED were unsuccessful.

Paramedics from Lorain LifeCare Ambulance arrived on scene but discovered that the man had already passed away. Herb de la Porte, Vice President of LifeCare Ambulance said that it was a horrible accident. “The people at Brush Wellman did everything they could to help the man, however, the injuries were so bad the patient died at the scene". The Lorain Police Department has been called to investigate the scene. Lorain County Coroner Dr. Paul Matus said that the man died of head injuries and that the case is being investigated by his office and Ohio Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Brush Wellman Inc. is the only fully integrated producer of beryllium, specialty and beryllium-containing alloys, and beryllia ceramic in the world. Headquartered in Cleveland, the company employs 1,100 men and women at manufacturing facilities in Elmore and Lorain, Ohio; Reading Pennsylvania; Tucson, Arizona; and Fremont, California, as well as distribution, R&D, service and sales locations throughout the United States. Products from Brush Wellman can be found in a host of critical and demanding applications requiring superior levels of strength, reliability, miniaturization, weight reduction, thermal and electrical conductivity, power distribution and reflectivity. The company’s products primarily serve the global telecommunications and computer, automotive electronics, aerospace and industrial markets.


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