From our Bizarre Accident File: A trip-and-fall incident proved fatal at a glass manufacturing plant in Tumwater, WA.
Christopher Benson, 23, tripped while he was rushing up stairs at the Cardinal Coated Glass plant.
His neck hit the edge of a pane of glass that was coming off an assembly line. The glass severed Benson’s left carotid artery. He died at the scene, according to an article in the newspaper, The Olympian.
An investigation by the state Department of Labor and Industries concluded the steps violated workplace safety rules because they were too narrow and too far apart.
Cardinal was cited for two serious violations of workplace safety rules and faces a $3,500 fine.