Woman injured during Holland industrial accident

Posted at 5:26 PM, Jul 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-20 23:32:01-04

HOLLAND, Mich. -- Aero Med was dispatched to the scene of an industrial accident Monday at Coastal Container, 1201 Industrial Ave.

According to the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department, the incident was reported at roughly 4:56 p.m.

Officials said a 21 year old woman suffered serious injuries after being struck by a forklift and pinned between paper products and a bench.

The company released a statement Monday evening:

During our afternoon shift on July 20 one of our team members suffered a serious injury in an accident and was transported to Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids for treatment. At this time we do not know the extent of the team member’s injuries.

Our safety record since our founding has been outstanding and we are deeply saddened to have one of our team members injured. We have not had time since the accident to fully investigate the causes but we have begun our investigation and we will determine the cause. Until that process is complete it would be inappropriate for us to speculate on the nature or causes of the accident.

As we work to learn more we will keep our coworker and family members in our thoughts and prayers.