A worker was killed in an industrial accident at a Chicago Heights metals plant this morning, officials said.
Crews responded to 333 State St. in the south suburb, where a company called Vesuvius, a metals plant, is listed.
A worker was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:35 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
The man was identified as Romelio Cruz, 60, of the 16000 block of South State Street in South Holland, according a to medical examiner's spokesman.
Officials with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the accident, according to a spokesman.
According to OSHA records, the plant was previously cited in a 2011 fatal accident when a worker fell 30 feet from a roof.
The accident happened on Jan. 27, 2011 as the worker was unclogging a device on the roof and was not outfitted with anything to impede his fall, according to an OSHA report. Another worker found him on the ground.
Cruz was pronounced dead at a hospital. According to the report, the company settled and paid a $5,000 penalty in May of 2011.
The company did not answer calls today.
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