OSHA Investigating Steel Coil Death

Source: 123RF

HOLLAND, MI – Following a workplace accident that resulted in the death of a 56-year-old man, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) is investigating an incident at Challenge Manufacturing, an automotive parts manufacturer.

According to Ottawa County Central Dispatch Authority, 56-year old Scott Treunsink was taken to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids on Dec 22, after being struck by a coil of steel at work.

Holland Police Department officers and Holland firefighters responded to the scene, along with an AMR ambulance. The ambulance took Teusink, who was still conscious, to the hospital.

Eight days later, Teusink died on Dec. 30 at the Meijer Heart Center in Grand Rapids with his family by his side. Teusink was a certified emergency medical technician and practiced podiatry medicine in New York City for 25 years before moving back to Holland to be with his family two years ago.

According to MIOSHA’s public information officer Jeannie Vogel, Challenge Manufacturing is now under investigation for the workplace fatality, as is standard practice for fatal workplace accidents.