OSHA investigating Boeing employee death
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The South Carolina Occupation Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a Boeing employee after he was injured on the job.
The employee, 38-year-old David Priester, was on a mobile platform in the Composite Fabrication area of the Aft Body building March 18 when he fell. On March 29, the coroner announced Priester died as a result of his injuries, including a traumatic brain injury.
OSHA officials said investigations generally take eight weeks, and they'll be looking for any violations that may have contributed to the incident.
While it is unknown if Priester was wearing the required safety equipment, Boeing officials said in a statement that he had "undergone several months of the required training cycle."
The OSHA investigation is part of normal procedure. Fatalities must be reported to the agency no later than eight hours of their occurrence.