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Georgia Golf Cart Manufacturing Worker Killed after Being Trapped under Factory Machinery


The horrific story of the death of a Georgia golf cart manufacturing worker is hitting headlines nationwide and serves as a harsh reminder of just how dangerous the manufacturing workplace can turn in an instant. According to WSB-TV Channel 2 News Georgia, the gruesome workplace accident happened last week on Friday, March 8 at the Club Car manufacturing plant on Washington Road in Columbia County, Georgia. The 21-year-old worker and victim, Alyssa Drinkard of Grovetown, Georgia, was working on or near a conveyor belt when she dropped her Apple Airpod wireless headphones. Drinker is said by her co-worker to have bent down to pick up the headphones and retrieve them from under the machine, but she was caught in the machine’s conveyor belt and “became pinned under the machine.” Although Drinkard’s coworker called for help to shut down the machine and take it apart to free Drinkard, and first responders and firefighters arrived on the scene, Drinkard was in bad condition when she was finally freed. Drinkard is said to have not been breathing once first responders were able to cut the metal frame that she was pinned under in order to pull her out. Drinker was rushed to a nearby hospital for life-saving emergency medical treatment, but she, unfortunately, succumbed to her serious injuries on Saturday morning.

Of the tragic and fatal machine-involved accident Club Cart released the following statement:

 On Friday evening, a contract labor worker experienced a critical injury while working at our main manufacturing facility in Evans. First responders were immediately notified, and we thank them for their quick response to provide medical care and transportation to the hospital where the worker unfortunately later passed away. Our sincere condolences and thoughts are with the family, friends and all impacted by this loss. We are working with authorities and the contractor in an investigation to determine the facts about what led to the incident.

Justice for Decatur, Georgia Workers Who are Seriously Injured on the Job

The untimely and terrible death of Alyssa Drinkard highlights the fact that serious on-the-job accidents do happen, and some workers are at risk of injury and even death virtually every day that they clock-in to their shifts. In Decatur, most workers who are seriously injured and work are entitled to important Georgia workers’ compensation benefits. In order to determine whether you may be entitled to Georgia workers’ compensation benefits in Decatur, it is important to speak with an experienced Decatur workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible about your rights and options.

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The experienced Decatur workers’ compensation lawyers at the O’Connell Law Firm offer a free and confidential consultation to learn about your case and to see if they can help you get Georgia workers’ compensation benefits due. Contact the experienced Decatur workers’ compensation lawyers at the O’Connell Law Firm today and speak to a lawyer about your rights and options for free.



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