Worker killed at Martin Marietta plant OSHA investigating death of employee, 24

GREELEY — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of an employee at the Martin Marietta Materials (NYSE: MLM) from injuries sustained during an accident.

The Weld County Coroner’s Office identified Victor R. Rodriguez Gutierrez, 24, of Greeley, as the victim of an accident around 9 p.m. Tuesday to the plant at 935 N. 35th Ave. The office said large pieces of concrete being removed from a truck fell on Gutierrez’s neck and chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Martin Marietta issued a written statement Wednesday afternoon. It said, “On Tuesday evening, June 18, after Martin Marietta’s 35th Street facility had closed, a security guard noticed that a dump truck belonging to Northern Colorado Concrete had been parked near a pile of concrete recycling material for an extended time. When the security guard went to investigate, the truck was running, with the bed up as if it was dumping, so he went to the rear of it looking for the driver. When he got to the rear of the truck he saw a pile of concrete rubble with a body in it. The security guard called 911 immediately and the sheriff’s office responded. The deceased is believed to have been the driver of the Northern Colorado Concrete dump truck. Martin Marietta extends its deepest sympathies to the family of the deceased driver.”

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration office in Denver said it was investigating the incident, but could not comment further until the investigation is complete.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated as developments have occurred.

 

 

GREELEY — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of an employee at the Martin Marietta Materials (NYSE: MLM) from injuries sustained during an accident.

The Weld County Coroner’s Office identified Victor R. Rodriguez Gutierrez, 24, of Greeley, as the victim of an accident around 9 p.m. Tuesday to the plant at 935 N. 35th Ave. The office said large pieces of concrete being removed from a truck fell on Gutierrez’s neck and chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Martin Marietta issued a written statement Wednesday afternoon. It said, “On Tuesday evening, June 18, after Martin Marietta’s 35th Street facility had closed, a security guard noticed that a dump truck belonging to Northern Colorado Concrete had been parked near a pile of concrete recycling material for an extended time. When the security guard went to investigate, the truck was running, with the bed up as if it was dumping, so he went to the rear of it looking for the driver. When he got to the rear of the truck he saw a pile of concrete rubble with a body in it. The security guard called 911 immediately and the sheriff’s office responded. The deceased is believed to have been the driver of the Northern Colorado Concrete dump truck. Martin Marietta extends its deepest sympathies to the family of the deceased driver.”

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration office in Denver said it was investigating the incident, but could not comment further until the investigation is complete.

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