Liberty Denim Fined After Worker’s Death

A Liberty, SC company will have to pay more than $3,200 in fines after a worker died at the plant in August. Lewis Smith, 41, died at Liberty Denim in August. A supervisor discovered Smith was caught between the rollers of a Sanforizer machine after he fell into the machine and died in the textile plant. The Pickens County coroner rules the man died of positional asphyxia. State investigators said that the supervisor and Smith had a conversation about problems with the quality of the fabric. The supervisor left and came back about 15 … [Read more...]