The Jefferson County Coroner's Office has confirmed a fatal industrial accident that occurred on Thursday night. It happened around 11 p.m. at Southland Tube in Birmingham.
According to the coroner, three employees were moving a bundle of pipes when the load shifted and injured them. All three were taken to UAB Hospital.
One man, 46-year-old Herman Johnson, died from his injuries.
According to OSHA, this is the second fatal accident that happened at Southland Tube in the past 15 months.
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