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Club Car Contractor Alyssa Drinkard Dies After Getting Caught in Conveyor While Retrieving a Dropped Airpod in Evans, Georgia  

Evans, Ga.— A contract worker died at a Georgia facility in a workplace accident.

According to authorities, Alyssa Drinkard dropped an Airpod underneath a conveyor belt, and she ventured beneath the machine in an attempt to retrieve it when her head became trapped by the conveyor’s moving parts.

Despite efforts to save her, Drinkard succumbed to her injuries later that evening at the hospital.

No further details have been provided.

Thoughts on deadly machinery workplace accidents

A typical reaction to something so ordinary ended up costing this young lady her life. We are left asking ourselves: were there any human safety devices in place that would have helped prevent a tragedy like this from happening? Did the company provide enough safety training to workers to help prevent accidents like this from happening? Was the machinery designed to prevent accidental entanglement, which was surely going to happen eventually? These are essential questions that need answers.

Companies have an obligation to have rigorous safety protocols and procedures in the workplace. This includes training workers regarding safety practices around heavy machinery to help prevent incidents like this one from happening by educating them on how to act and approach hazardous equipment. For example, why was this person allowed to have an item on her that could cause a serious hazard near machinery? Did she not realize the extent of the dangers of having loose items near dangerous machinery? Loose items, clothing, or hair should never be allowed near a conveyor belt. Were these rules strictly enforced? Failure to provide proper training not only jeopardizes the safety of workers but also exposes companies to significant liabilities.

May the surviving family receive answers to these important questions. And if any wrongdoing is discovered, may they receive the justice they deserve.



The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.



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