Worker Electrocuted at AL Coke Plant

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 05:04 PM gHale

A worker at the ERP Compliant Coke plant in Birmingham, AL, died after being electrocuted at the facility, officials said.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) got the electrocution call at the ERP Compliant Coke plant around 2 p.m. March 24.

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The employee was 150 feet in the air on a catwalk when he was electrocuted to death, said Capt. Harold Watson of the BFRS.

The worker died at the scene, Watson said.

No other information was made available and the incident is under investigation.

ERP Compliant Coke plant is a manufacturer of furnace and foundry coke, mineral wool and specialty chemicals. The company has been one of the nation s leading manufacturers of coke since 1920 and produces more than 460,000 tons of coke annually. Coke products include blast furnace coke, foundry, coke and buckwheat coke.



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