Raymundo Correa, 38 of Lubbock, was killed early Saturday morning in an industrial accident at Diamond Plastics Corporation, which is located at 2300 Marshall Street in Lubbock, Texas. According to witnesses, Correa told a worker to take a break while Correa fixed a malfunctioning hydraulic press. Workers later found Correa in the hydraulic press, removed his body from it, and called 911. EMS arrived at the scene, and Correa was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to OSHA, 4,679 workers were killed on the job in 2014, which includes industrial accidents. Of those, 789 were Hispanic or Latino workers. Often times companies have advanced notice about defective, malfunctioning, or otherwise-unsafe equipment, or companies fail to provide their workers with proper safety equipment or training. This attitude of “good enough” and “that’s the way it’s always been done” leads to a ticking time bomb for a worker to get seriously hurt or killed.