On Thursday, Aug. 18, two employees of Lexicon, Inc were injured in an industrial accident at the Nucor Brandenburg site where they were working. Meade County first responders from multiple agencies quickly responded to the scene yesterday morning. One of the injured workers was airlifted to University of Louisville hospital, and the other worker was transported to U of L by Meade County EMS.
Lexicon issued the following statement to the Messenger, "An incident involving a structural steel member and a stabilizing cable has occurred at a new construction site in Brandenburg, KY. The stabilizing cable came loose, injuring two of our Lexicon, Inc. employees. At this time, both teammates are in stable condition without life-threatening injuries. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those injured."
They went on to say that they will work directly with Kentucky OSHA to fully investigate the incident.
Lexicon is a Little Rock, Arkansas based company with multiple divisions that range from steel fabrication to golf course construction. The company's web page states that "when completed, LIC will have logged some 1.3 million man-hours at the Nucor Steel Kentucky site in Brandenburg. Work includes plate and roll mill buildings and mechanical, melt shop buildings, alloy handling and storage, reheat furnace, rolling mill and finishing equipment, overhead cranes, slab casting equipment and EAF, LMF and VTD."