Alyssa Drinkard: Safety Negligence or Equipment Malfunction? Tragically Loses Life in Evans, GA Manufacturing Plant Accident.

Alyssa Drinkard: Safety Negligence or Equipment Malfunction? Tragically Loses Life in Evans, GA Manufacturing Plant Accident.

Alyssa Drinkard: Safety Negligence or Equipment Malfunction? Tragically Loses Life in Evans, GA Manufacturing Plant Accident. (

Was safety negligence or an equipment malfunction a factor in this loss of life and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Our firm represents victims of safety negligence across the United States, and we have recovered nearly $200 million dollars for our Clients. Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Evans, GA News

A woman lost her life after an accident at an Evans, GA manufacturing plant Friday night, March 8, 2024. is reporting, “[a] 21-year-old [manufacturing contractor] died after a tragic accident while working at a Georgia facility.”

According to the report, “Alyssa Drinkard dropped an Airpod and it fell underneath [a] conveyor. When she went to retrieve it, she went under the machine and her head was caught by the machine that moves the conveyor.” is reporting, “[a] co-worker tried to get Drinkard out but couldn’t, so she called for maintenance to shut the machine down…Once the machine stopped, workers started taking it apart and called 911.” Per the report, “[a] deputy, emergency medical crews and firefighters soon arrived. They managed to free Drinkard by cutting the metal frame from around the conveyor,” however, she was sadly unable to survive her injuries.

The incident remains under investigation.

Is Justice Available? Our Legal Take

Manufacturing plant employees, vendors and guests have a right to safety and security while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the safety measures provided both at the manufacturing plant and by the manufacturer of the machinery involved, and whether this tragic incident may have been prevented. Relevant factual and legal inquires include, but are not limited to:

  • What safety features, such as an alarm or emergency shut off, were in place to protect Ms. Drinkard?
  • Did any such safety features fail?
  • Was the tragedy a result of a catastrophic equipment malfunction?
  • Was the manufacturer or property owner aware of the potential safety risks to employees or contractors?
  • Were any attempts made to service, recall or replace the conveyor or other machinery involved prior to the incident?

Under Workers’ Compensation laws, our legal team suggests that the family of Alyssa Drinkard may be entitled to significant compensation as a result of this accident. While Alyssa Drinkard’s family should be eligible for benefits under workers compensation laws, they may also hold a substantial third-party civil claim against the designer or manufacturer of the machinery and equipment involved in the incident. Based on its history and experience in representing families in workers compensation and product liability claims, The Murray Law Firm suggests that Alyssa Drinkard’s family should retain legal counsel without delay so as to ensure that all evidence connected to the incident is preserved.


The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of work accidents and equipment malfunctions.  We have obtained nearly $200 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including:

  • A $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a victim of gun violence at an apartment complex.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a family who lost a loved one to gun violence at a commercial property.

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