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Worker Killed In Accident At Chicago Heights Plant

The Vesuvius industrial plant and metal foundry in Chicago Heights. (Credit: CBS)

The Vesuvius industrial plant and metal foundry in Chicago Heights. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — One worker was killed on Thursday in accident at an industrial plant in Chicago Heights.

Rescuers tried to save the employee who fell into equipment at the Vesuvius plant.

Chicago Heights police and fire officials did not have any details on the incident. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the death.

The plant is at 333 State St. in Chicago Heights.

According to its website, Vesuvius is a global company, providing engineering services and solutions in the steel and foundry industries.

There was a another deadly accident at the plant about two years ago.

A worker attempting to unclog a rooftop bin at the plant fell about 30 feet to the ground on Jan 27, 2011.

He was taken to the hospital where he later died. The worker was not wearing “fall protection,” according to a report from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

OSHA cited the company with a serious violation and issued a $5,000 fine.