OSHA investigating electrocution deaths of 2 teenage farm workers
Officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are currently investigating the deaths of two 14-year-old girls who were working in an Illinois cornfield and died after being electrocuted by a field irrigator on Monday.
According to reports, the two 14-year girls were working under contract for the Monsanto Corp. to remove tassels from the corn in the cornfields. As the girls were working in a group of 72 other workers, they came across a field irrigator that sent out an electrical shock. The two girls died at the scene of the accident, and at least eight other workers were injured.
The Director of Corporate Affairs for Monsanto Corp. stated that they removed all of their workers from that cornfield following the accident.
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the friends and families of the two girls who died in this tragic accident.