L Brands employee dies after being crushed between conveyor belt, boxes


REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (WCMH) — An L Brands employee died after he was crushed, caught between boxes and a conveyer belt on January 4th, a spokesperson for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said Monday.

According to OSHA spokesperson Larry Johnson, the incident happened around 1:45 a.m. on Jan. 4th. Employees were loading product onto a truck using an expandable conveyor when the employee got caught between it and boxes and was crushed.

The employee was caught in the machinery for about 10 minutes before he was extricated. He was transported to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

L Brands Inc, a Columbus-based fashion retailer with brands including Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works formerly known as The Limited, Inc, is expected to issue a statement shortly. Check back for updates on this developing story. 

This is the third fatal industrial accident in as many weeks in Central Ohio after a man was crushed to death at Liberty Casting in Delaware, Ohio and an employee was killed at the Fluvitex facility.

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