11/24/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Gallatin County, KY—One person was killed and four others were injured when a tire they were working on exploded at a Gallatin County factory on Tuesday, November 23, 2010. The workplace accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. at Harsco Metals on U.S. Highway 42 in Ghent, as reported by Local12.

According to preliminary investigations, the workers were repairing a large tire from a piece of heavy equipment, when it exploded inside the facility. The tire reportedly hit one man in his chest, leaving him with fatal injuries.

Emergency rescue crews from Gallatin County EMS rushed to the scene to transport those who were injured to area hospitals for treatment. Robin Kelley, 48, of Madison, Indiana was transported to Memorial hospital, where his injuries proved fatal.

The site manager, David Davanzati, 50, of Louisville, KY was rushed by medical helicopter to the University of Cincinnati hospital, where he is listed in serious condition.

The other injured victims, identified as Jeffrey Huff, 50, of Lexington, Indiana; Thomas Gayle, 53, of Madison, Indiana; and Andy Baumgartner, 53, of Turners Station, were taken to Carroll County Memorial hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Officials with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

(OSHA) will be investigating the workplace accident.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for workplace accident lawyers.

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