Borough man dies in workplace accident

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STAMFORD — Francisco Dos Santos, 59, of Naugatuck was killed Aug. 6 in an accident at the O&G Industries plant.

The accident occurred just before noon at the plant on Canal Street. Dos Santos had worked for the construction company for nine years.

O&G issued a statement the day after the accident saying the company was “deeply saddened as a result of the tragic accident.”

The company statement said Dos Santos was walking behind a loader when he was struck by the machine. The company said an initial investigation has shown that the safety equipment on the loader was operational, and that Dos Santos was wearing protective equipment.

It said the site had been inspected for safety just hours before the accident.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration continues to investigate the incident.