Steven Brookins: Safety Negligence or Equipment Malfunction? Tragically Loses Life in Macon, GA Manufacturing Plant Accident.

Steven Brookins: Safety Negligence or Equipment Malfunction? Tragically Loses Life in Macon, GA Manufacturing Plant Accident.

Steven Brookins: Safety Negligence or Equipment Malfunction? Tragically Loses Life in Macon, 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.

Macon, GA News

A man tragically lost his life after an accident at a Macon, GA manufacturing plant late Wednesday afternoon, April 10, 2024. is reporting, “[a]ccording to a preliminary report, they say a maintenance worker was killed while attempting to repair a machine called the ‘wig-wag.’ OSHA say the report indicates the machine was not locked and tagged out.”

According to the report, “[l]ockout tagout is a safety measure that prevents ‘unexpected energization, start-up or release of stored energy in order to prevent injury to employees’ when machines are being maintained, according to OSHA regulations. They believe the worker was pulled into the machine and was killed by their injuries.” is reporting, “Macon-Bibb Coroner…confirmed an incident happened around 4 p.m. and identified the person who died as 57-year-old Steven Brookins.”

As reported by, “[p]reviously, OSHA has cited [the manufacturing plant] for nearly four dozen violations since the Macon plant open. Last year, they said [the plant] wasn’t performing required inspections and exposed workers to the risk of being struck by a crane.”

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 Mr. Brookins?
  • 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 Steven Brookins may be entitled to significant compensation as a result of this accident. While Steven Brookins’ 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 Steven Brookins’ 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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