A man employed at the Forsyth Wastewater Treatment plant lost his life in what is being described as a freak accident. The incident that led to the man’s death occurred on Friday, August 5th.
52-year-old James Kip Evans was working in a 7-foot-deep ditch sawing some pipes at the plant, which is located on Town Creek Road in Monroe County. Somehow, his saw slipped and hit him in the neck. Evans was taken to a Macon hospital, where he succumbed to his injury about 20 minutes after arrival.
Evans was employed by Utility Partners, who handles the treatment plant’s operations. Evans had been employed by the company since 2006. President Bob Monette released a statement regarding the incident:
“He was just cutting a piece of pipe today — something he’s done a thousand times, frankly,” said Monette, who arrived at the plant minutes after Evans was gashed. The blade was pinched between two pieces of pipe and “when he was pulling it out, it hit him on his neck. He immediately dropped to his feet, dropped the saw,” Monette said.
OSHA was called in to investigate the incident.
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