On Friday, August 11, 2017, a 38-year-old worker was severley injured at Honda Transmission Manufacturing in Russells Point, OH.
According to the Bellefontaine Examiner, Marcus Taylor, was performing maintenance in an area that had molten aluminum for casting transmission and transfer cases when he stepped backwards into the molten aluminum.
According to the report, the small opening was covered by a fiber blanket that Taylor stepped onto, and which likely saved his leg. Honda spokesman Don Hensley told the Examiner that the blanket kept Taylor out of the molten metal, but was still very hot and he sustained serious burns from the calf down.
He was flown from the facility to a burn center in Dayton, and as of last Monday, Taylor was still recovering from surgery.
We reached out to Honda Transmission Manufacturing to learn more about the fiber blanket that protected Taylor, but have yet to hear back from the company.
The manufacturer has notified OSHA.