December 30, 2015

OSHA investigating Holden worksite death

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death a 30-year-old Worcester man who died on a worksite Christmas Eve in Holden.

Edgard Nieves, 30, a machinist at Inner-Tite Corp. in Holden, was killed at work on Christmas Eve, said Mary Hoye, area director for the Springfield office of OSHA, which covers Central Massachusetts. Hoye could not offer further details about the accident, because an investigation is pending.

OSHA investigations can take up to six months and normally take about two or three months in the case of a death, Hoye said. OSHA will aim to find out what happened during the accident and if any OSHA standards were violated.

Nieves was born on a U.S. military base in Germany and moved to Massachusetts in 1994, according to his obituary posted on the website of Mercadante Funeral Home in Worcester.

Inner-Tite Corp. declined to comment on the matter.

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