Skip to main content

Electrician Contractor in Greer, SC

Ask us Anything770-978-2300

Quick Quote

We Keep Greer Shining Bright

Electricity - it's one of the most important innovations in the history of humankind. It's hard to imagine life without electricity, and for good reason. Nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by electricity in some form or fashion, from the way you wash your clothes to the effort you put in at work. From a residential standpoint, you need it to cook, clean, entertain, and live comfortably. For commercial purposes, electricity is used to power the computers needed to keep America moving. That's why, when the electricity in your home or at your job is compromised, life grinds to a halt. Unfortunately, electrical problems are inevitable in today's day and age. When the electricity in your home or commercial workspace fails, you need a quick, effective solution that will get your life back on track. And that, in a nutshell, is where L&M Electric, Inc. shines the brightest.

Our company was founded in 2009 by Roger Lee and John Mezzles. With a combined 46 years of electrical experience, the two entrepreneurs set out to create a company that offers quality workmanship and unparalleled service to all its builders and clients. Today, we are proud to have served South Carolina for nearly two decades as the premier electrician contractor in Greer, SC. Our family-owned business specializes in both residential and commercial electrical work. Our highly-trained team has the experience and skills to handle any electrical issue, from minor panel breaker problems to large-scale industrial issues.

Despite winning numerous awards and recognitions in the Southeast, we don't let our accolades go to our head. Our team is committed to providing effective, personalized electrical work for every one of our customers. We take pride in our ability to offer peace of mind to our customers when they need it most, and that's exactly what we aim to provide to you too. We're talking one-on-one service provided by a friendly, professional electrician. There are no corners cut, no hidden fees, and no excuses - only the highest quality work from the finest electricians in Greer.

Service Areas

Special Offer!

$99 Electrical Home Safety Inspection

Learn More
What sets us apart from other electricians in Greer, SC? It boils down to three reasons:
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service

As guests in your home, you won't ever have to worry about a member of our team trying to sell you something you don't need. Our job is to serve your electrical needs. You expect the highest quality electrical work in South Carolina, and that's what we will provide.

Experienced, Affordable Electricians
Experienced, Affordable Electricians

You understand that the highest quality work requires fair compensation, but you're not made of money. Our commitment is to offer affordable electric work at a price you're satisfied paying.

Family Owned & Operated
Family Owned & Operated

We know that you are choosing L&M Electric for a reason. Unlike large corporations, we truly care about our customers. As a family business, serving you is personal for us. We stake our reputation on the quality of our work. As such, we are accountable and will always strive to deliver the service you have come to expect from our company.

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in Greer. Having electricians that specialize in both residential and commercial projects allow us to provide our customers with a wider range of services.

Our team fixes a broad range of electrical issues, but we have built our reputation on the following electric services:

 Smart Home Electrician Greer, SC

Electrical Repairs

Every homeowner has to deal with an electrical component breaking or failing at some point. When that happens, you need a partner who can troubleshoot the problem and correct the issue efficiently and effectively. A few common problems that we help solve for our customers include:

  • Ceiling Fan Repair
  • Light Fixture Repair
  • Light Switch & Outlet Repair
  • Electrical Safety Inspection
 Smart Home Installation Greer, SC

Electrical Installations

Whether you have a new ceiling fan that needs to be installed or you have a new electrical outlet that you'd like added to your bedroom, L&M Electric is here to help. Our team installs quality solutions every day of the week - there's no electrical installation job your residential electrician in Greer, SC, can't handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:

  • Smart Home Installation
  • Electric Car Charging Station Installation
  • Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation
 Electrical Repairs Greer, SC

Renovations and Remodeling

If you're renovating or remodeling your home, you need a professional electrician on-hand to work to properly install your new electrical devices and systems. Our skilled electricians are happy to work with you or your remodeling consultant to install your lights and keep your home shining bright. Common renovation and remodeling jobs include:

  • Hot Tub Wiring
  • Kitchen Lighting Renovations
  • Finished Basement Electrical Wiring
 Electrical Safety Inspection Company Greer, SC

New Construction Electrical Projects

Many new construction homeowners stress about having their electrical system wired from scratch. For us, it's just another day on the job. If you're building your dream home, don't leave your electrical work to mediocre electricians. Trust L&M electric for reliable service and the highest quality electrical work in Greer. A few new construction projects we handle are:

  • Breaker Panel Box Installation
  • Wiring for Backup Generator
  • Landscape Lighting Outdoors
  • Low Voltage Wiring
 Whole Home Electrical Install Greer, SC

Your Residential Electrician in Greer, SC

When you own a home, there's something inherently fulfilling about taking care of your property and fixing issues that pop up over time. When it comes to electrical work, however, DIY projects can be dangerous. Electricity is an amazing innovation, but if you aren't fully trained and licensed to handle such work, it's best to leave it to the experts at L&M Electric. Your home's safety is essential for you and your family. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure that your home's electrical system is operating correctly without any concerning problems.

With more than 60 years of combined experience as electricians, we are capable of troubleshooting and fixing a litany of electrical issues in your house. Keep reading to learn more about the most common electrical issues our customers report, along with some handy tips on how to remediate such problems.

Electrical Services Greer, SC

Panel Breaker is Tripped

If you don't have any power in your home, it might be time to check your electrical panel to see if there are any tripped breakers. If you spot a tripped breaker, try your best to switch it over to its original position. If you can't, remember that some breakers need to be flipped to the "off" position before turning it back on. If you don't have any luck, give our office a call. We'll send a trained residential electrician in Greer to your home to fix the problem on-site.

 Remodel And Renovation Electrical Work Greer, SC

Overhead Fan Stops Working

If you have an overhead fan in your living room or bedroom, you know how quickly it can accumulate dust. Most homeowners clean up using a rod duster. However, sometimes homeowners accidentally hit the fan direction switch when doing so. But, instead of flipping it "on" or "off," they bump it into a limbo zone where neither direction is selected. When this happens, your overhead fan will not spin. If one of your fans stops working suddenly, this is one of the most common reasons why. If you're sure you didn't hit the fan direction switch, it could be an indication of a larger problem. In this case, call our office for a free phone consultation. We'll troubleshoot with you over the phone and if necessary, send out an electrician.

 Electrician Greer, SC

Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

If your home was built in the last 35 years, chances are it has two 20-amp circuits running to your kitchen countertop outlets. Newer homes will have three circuits. If you're constantly tripping the breaker to your kitchen, it's most likely because you have too many electrical devices connected to the same circuit. To help alleviate this problem, place appliances like coffee makers and toasters on two different circuits. That way, they can share the load.

At the end of the day, your home is your place of solitude and relaxation. But, when you have electrical issues in your home, things can quickly go from peaceful to problematic. Whether you're renovating your home and need a new room wired for power or your panel breaker keeps giving your problems, L&M Electric is here to assist. If you have questions about an issue or need to schedule service, our team is ready to help answer your questions and coordinate the best time for a residential electrician to come to your home in Greer.

 Smart Home Electrician Greer, SC

Tips to Save Money and Maintain Your Home's Electrical Systems

Unlike some of our competitors, who are reluctant to provide any information that might prevent them from making a buck, L&M Electric is all about empowering our customers. If we can offer sound advice that will educate our clients and help them save money, we have no problem doing so. That's why we have put together some helpful tips and tricks for maintaining your home's most common electrical systems. Because, at the end of the day, a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to your family's safety.

 Smart Home Installation Greer, SC

Install Surge Protectors

Intense lighting storms can cause powerful surges of electricity that ruin your home's electrical appliances and amenities. Surge protectors installed at your electrical panel can help prevent these surges by grounding the electricity running through your home. They do so by directing it away from your electrical devices. This common solution is inexpensive, effective, and always a better choice than replacing expensive items like TVs and computers.

 Electrical Repairs Greer, SC

Examine Your Breaker Panel

Breaker panels control the power to your home. When they go bad or are damaged, there's a good chance that you will lose power to most of the rooms in your house. Open your breaker panel and keep a sharp eye out for signs of corrosion and rust. Double-check that each breaker you see flips on and off properly. If you notice corrosion or if the breaker switches won't flip, it's time to get in touch with a residential electrician in Greer, SC, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.

 Electrical Safety Inspection Company Greer, SC

Test Your GFIs

GFIs, or Ground Fault Interrupters, are similar to surge protectors in that they prevent electrical damage from happening in your home. The primary job of a GFI is to prevent electrical shocks that happen during a ground fault. Because water is a conductor of electricity, GFIs should be installed anywhere that an outlet comes into contact with water. You should try to test your GFIs every month, if possible, to ensure that they are working correctly. When you look closely at your GFI, you will notice a "test" and a "reset" button. Hit the "test" button to trip the GFI outlet and then hit "reset" to restore power. If your outlet resets, your GFI is working as it should. If not, you need to replace your GFI outlet. Because electricity is involved, we recommend hiring a professional to install new GFIs in your home. That way, you know the job is done right.

 Whole Home Electrical Install Greer, SC

Replace Outdated Light Bulbs

The right light bulb can add the perfect amount of ambiance to your home. Eventually, however, even the best light bulbs will need replacing. While they don't need checking every month, it's a good idea to inspect all your bulbs at the beginning of the year. If any of your bulbs are dead, you should replace them. You should also consider replacing bulbs that are incandescent with LED lights. LED light bulbs may cost more upfront but use less electricity and are more efficient over the long run.

Electrical Services Greer, SC

Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

In terms of preventative maintenance, scheduling a safety inspection for your home's electrical systems should be a high priority. These inspections will shine a light on the electrical features in your home that need to be fixed. Most modern electrical fires are caused by short circuit arcs, defective insulation, or broken wiring. An inspection conducted by a qualified electrician will help determine what needs to be fixed so you and your family stay safe in your home. Your inspector should cover your whole home and will examine common features such as:

  • Breakers
  • Fans
  • Exposed Wiring
  • Electrical Panels
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets and More
 Remodel And Renovation Electrical Work Greer, SC

DELIVERING QUALITY ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO 5,000+ HOMES PER YEAR

he electrical system in your home brings it to life from the lights and appliances we use every day to the entertainment we all love and enjoy. You want an electrician that makes you feel safe while delivering the quality services you're promised.

ELECTRICIAN SERVICE REQUEST

Full-Service Electrical Work for Home and Business

Whether you need light switch services for your newly renovated home or need a generator installed at your commercial property, L&M Electric is here to serve you. Our team will get the job done right, so you can get back to loving your life in the Lowcountry.

Coantact Us
 Electrician Greer, SC

Latest News in Greer, SC

$62M investment to create Spartanburg County jobs

Visual Comfort & Co., a resource for designer lighting, architectural lighting and ceiling fans, will establish distribution operations in Spartanburg County. The $62 million investment will create 125 new jobs over the next five years, according to a news release from the S.C. Department of Commerce.“Visual Comfort & Co. is excited to be partnering with South Carolina and the county of Spartanburg on a new state-of-the-art fa...

Visual Comfort & Co., a resource for designer lighting, architectural lighting and ceiling fans, will establish distribution operations in Spartanburg County. The $62 million investment will create 125 new jobs over the next five years, according to a news release from the S.C. Department of Commerce.

“Visual Comfort & Co. is excited to be partnering with South Carolina and the county of Spartanburg on a new state-of-the-art facility designed to improve our customers’ overall experience,” Chief Operating Officer Gary Hirschel said in the news release. “The access to ports, infrastructure and strong labor force make Greer an exceptional choice for Visual Comfort & Co. We greatly appreciate the welcoming environment and ongoing support from state and local officials, and we look forward to connecting with the community in making Visual Comfort & Co. an employer of choice in the Spartanburg area.”
Located at Smith Farms Industrial Park in Greer, Visual Comfort & Co.’s new distribution facility will serve the company’s growing demand, according to the news release. Visual Comfort & Co. is a 30-year-old company based in Houston, Texas.

“Visual Comfort & Co. bringing its distribution to Spartanburg is another win for a key sector in our county – distribution and logistics,” Spartanburg County Councilman David Britt, chairman of the county economic development committee, said in the release. “We’re excited to welcome them to Spartanburg and excited to keep up our pace of investment success.”

Operations are expected to begin in January. S.C. Ports President and CEO Barbara Melvin said the company’s decision to choose the Upstate in an example of how the ports support retail.

“S.C. Ports is excited to support Visual Comfort & Co.’s new distribution center in Spartanburg County by efficiently handling their designer lighting products,” Melvin said in the release. “S.C. Ports’ marine terminals provide access to global markets, and goods can swiftly move via rail between the Port of Charleston and Inland Port Greer. Visual Comfort & Co.’s decision to invest in South Carolina reinforces that S.C. Ports is an asset to retailers, providing fluidity and capacity to their supply chains.”

The Commerce Department’s Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $300,000 Set-Aside grant to Spartanburg County to assist with building improvement costs.

Road closure in Greer reroutes drivers, causes delays along detour routes

GREER, S.C. (WSPA) — Some people in Greer are frustrated by a road closure that they said is causing delays and backups.“It is very frustrating,” said Chris Hotz, who owns Sylco Inc. near the road closure. “We’re talking about 100 days now so far, out of a 60-day project.”A road project, along Gibbs Shoals Road at West Phillips Road, is blocking off popular roads and rerouting people who live, work or drive in the area.“It’s decreased the traffic coming through here conside...

GREER, S.C. (WSPA) — Some people in Greer are frustrated by a road closure that they said is causing delays and backups.

“It is very frustrating,” said Chris Hotz, who owns Sylco Inc. near the road closure. “We’re talking about 100 days now so far, out of a 60-day project.”

A road project, along Gibbs Shoals Road at West Phillips Road, is blocking off popular roads and rerouting people who live, work or drive in the area.

“It’s decreased the traffic coming through here considerably, but it’s also increased my employees travel time to get to work,” said Hotz.

The area was shut down this summer so crews could convert the area into a roundabout. The project is part of a new apartment complex development nearby and Developer Blake Muldrow, with The Shoals of SC, LLC, said the traffic circle is about a $2 million project. A South Carolina Department of Transportation spokesperson said the project is a result of traffic impact study, performed by the apartment complex and developers. He said a roundabout was required to alleviate projected increase in travelers in the area and will improve safety in an area that has historically had accidents.

People in the area said the road closure is adding time to their commutes.

“Depending on the time of day, it could be anywhere from 20 minutes to 25 minutes,” said Todd Schuchart, who lives nearby.

Now, drivers are forced to take detours. Schuchart said the closure is affecting everyone in the area and creating delays along areas like Dillard, Devenger, and Batesville Roads.

“It would back up really just incredibly deep, and you schedule an extra 15 or 20 minutes, just to get through that intersection up there,” said Schuchart.

Neighbors said it’s frustrating, since they thought this project would wrap up in October.

“I’ve walked down there and taken a look and know that they’ve got concrete curbing in place. It looks to me like it’s ready to go other than asphalt and painting,” said Hotz.

Now, it’s now November and still closed.

“When? Is really the question at this point,” said Schuchart.

A developer for the apartment said they’ve had delays due to unmarked utilities and supply chain issues. He said they’re hoping to reopen the area later this year.

“We’re definitely hoping it will open up soon, it’s a convenient way to get towards that part of town,” said Hotz.

South Carolina man creates drivable car that looks like Krabby Patty car

GREER, S.C. —Have you seen a hamburger driving around the Upstate area of South Carolina?If so you are probably left with a lot of questions."What is that?"When pictures and video started showing up on social media we had to find out more.(Video above was captured when the burger was driving in Greer recently)So here is the story behind the burger car.Recommended ...

GREER, S.C. —

Have you seen a hamburger driving around the Upstate area of South Carolina?

If so you are probably left with a lot of questions.

"What is that?"

When pictures and video started showing up on social media we had to find out more.

(Video above was captured when the burger was driving in Greer recently)

So here is the story behind the burger car.

Recommended

Woman, recently-born baby found dead inside South Carolina home, deputies say

The brainchild behind the burger car is 23-year-old Chay Denne, known as President Chay on YouTube.

Chay grew up in Greenville and now lives in Greer.

Chay tells WYFF News 4 that he and his brother, Colby, 21, loved "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie" as kids.

So one day Chay asked Colby, "What if we built the Krabby Patty from the SpongeBob movie?"

Chay told Colby that they were creating the Krabby Patty to give to a famous YouTuber. But that was not the case as Colby soon found out.

And from there the journey began.

This content is imported from YouTube. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.

The brothers started by going to the golf cart junkyard to "buy the cheapest thing" they had. It ended up being a 1986 golf cart.

Then they picked up a motorcycle to take out the engine and use it for the car.

After they got the mechanics figured out it was time to make it look like a burger.

What Colby didn't know during the construction of the burger was that it was actually a surprise gift to him from Chay.

Chay decided to book a two-day vacation for Colby and his girlfriend in Myrtle Beach.

While they were vacationing Chay and his dad finished up the burger car.

Then it was time for delivery.

Chay drove the burger car 250 miles from the Upstate to Myrtle Beach to surprise Colby.

But the trip was not without some hiccups along the way.

In one town, Chay got pulled over by the authorities.

But thankfully the deputy was off-duty, had seen the burger on Facebook and just wanted a picture.

About halfway through, the burger broke down due to an issue with a fuse, which took about two hours to figure out and fix.

But Chay and his dad pressed on and finally made it to Myrtle Beach just as Colby and his girlfriend were checking out of the hotel.

Finally, Colby walked out and saw the complete Krabby Patty car and was in shock.

He was even more in shock when Colby told him it was a gift for him.

Chay said his gift to Colby was a 'thank you' for always being there for him.

"Imagine having someone who always put themselves last," Chay said in the YouTube video. "And imagine that person was there to lift you up and support you during countless dark moments. For me, that's my brother."

And in case you are wondering, Chay said they pulled out all the stops when making the car.

It has working headlights, a red leather interior and a 6-speed manual transmission.

And get this — it can reach a speed of about 100 miles per hour.

OSHA releases investigation on Greer recycling plant where man ‘disappeared’

GREER, SC (WSPA) — The recycling plant where a local man went missing while operating a shredding machine was cited by SC OSHA for additional safety violations after an investigation following the disappearance.Industrial Recovery & Recycling, located in Greer, was fined almost $34,000 by SC OSHA for 12 safety violations observed during inspections between June and October this year. The agency began investigating the disappearance of Duncan Alexander Burrell Gordon in May.The citations seem to show insufficient safet...

GREER, SC (WSPA) — The recycling plant where a local man went missing while operating a shredding machine was cited by SC OSHA for additional safety violations after an investigation following the disappearance.

Industrial Recovery & Recycling, located in Greer, was fined almost $34,000 by SC OSHA for 12 safety violations observed during inspections between June and October this year. The agency began investigating the disappearance of Duncan Alexander Burrell Gordon in May.

The citations seem to show insufficient safety protocols at the plant, particularly during the night shift, where Burrell Gordon disappeared on May 5.

The plant had been previously cited in 2017 for several serious safety violations before the disappearance.

As part of its investigation, SC OSHA released a timeline of events for the disappearance of Burrell Gordon, 20, of Greer, who is now presumed dead after microscopic pieces of skin, fat and bones found stuck in a shredder’s conveyor belt were connected to his parents DNA.

SC OSHA Investigation

SC OSHA Worksite Analysis

The following excerpts are from the SC OSHA inspection following the disappearance of Duncan Alexander Burrell Gordon.

“Regular Inspections – IRRI [Industrial Recovery & Recycling Inc.] did not perform safety-specific inspections. Instead, management worked on the floor with employees every day and addressed issues as they came up, if something was out of place, or if an employee was not doing a task correctly. Day shift had approximately four managers to monitor operators. Night shift had approximately one, not including one of the owners who occasionally stopped by approximately twice a week to check in on operations. Interviews determined that on Night Shift, management was not always around because they went between two different crews and often had to perform non-supervisory work duties alongside employees as a machine operator.

“Employee Complaints – IRRI stated that employees could report any concerns regarding safety and health to their supervisor, the plant manager, or the HR office. A majority of employees felt comfortable bringing up concerns to management; however, a few did not because they felt as though they would get fired if they did/caused trouble.

“Engineering Controls – Although IRRI had some engineering controls in place, they were not always adequate or applied. For example, CO observed one power transmission apparatus and one conveyor end that were not guarded. CO also observed a stairway that was guarded with stair rails; however, the stair rails did not meet standard requirements. They were shorter in height than required and did not provide full coverage for the length of the stairway.

“Disciplinary System – IRRI had a formal progressive disciplinary policy in place for both administrative and safety-related infractions. Corrective action included, but was not limited to, a verbal caution, a verbal warning, a written warning, suspension, and termination. Infractions were documented on a “Notice of Employee Reprimand” form that included the employee’s name, supervisor’s name, date, details, an employee statement, performance corrective action, and signatures. Interviews determined that safety in the workplace was enforced; however, on certain shifts, such as night shift, employees were allowed to act how they wanted.

“Interviews also indicated that safety-related issues on night shift were not always enforced until after the incident in question happened.

“Administrative Controls – IRRI had administrative controls in place to prevent employee exposure to hazards in the workplace; however, these controls were not always implemented, enforced, or consistently utilized. For example, IRRI had rules that stated employees were not allowed to climb on machines; however, employees bypassed guardrails in order to climb onto the shredders for a particular task (cutting wire on product getting ready to be dumped into the shredder) because they stated there was no other way. This rule was not evenlyapplied for certain types of tasks for specific loads that were not commonly run.

“At the time of the inspection, IRRI had signage on the platform located next to the Vecoplan shredder that stated employees were not supposed to lean or climb on the rails. Interviews; however, indicated that the signs were not always posted and that signs were put up after the incident occurred. The investigation also determined that this signage was inadequate for warning employees about permit spaces. IRRI also provided rake-like tools for employees to use; however, interviews determined that these were not always used or effective.

“In addition, IRRI had a forklift seatbelt use policy; however, during the inspection, CO and the plant manager observed an employee operating a forklift without wearing their seatbelt. Interviews determined that there were no specific safety rules for the shredder machine, and even if there were, some employees worked one way on the line while others did it another.

Interviews also determined that although employees might train one way, they might work regularly another way. Most training was performed by the supervisor. Employees learned how to do their job based on the person who taught them, so if that individual taught them how to do it one way, they would perform the job that same way even if it was unsafe.

“Hazard Recognition – Interviews determined that employees recognized the hazards associated with their job tasks such as, but not limited to, the purpose of safety railing and application of LOTO; however, employees did not always recognize the severity or reality of those hazards because of convenience, how they were trained, and necessitates of the job tasks they performed.

Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) – IRRI had a LOTO program in place; however, this program was not utilized for all servicing and maintenance activities. For example, the program was not used for employees setting up and preparing materials inside of the dump box to be dumped into the shredder. Employees were trained on the LOTO procedures that had been developed and completion of this training was documented on a certificate.

Permit Required Confined Spaces (PRCS) – IRRI had a PRCS program in place; however, it had multiple deficiencies. Although signage stated that employees were not supposed to lean or stand on the rails, this signage did not include the identification of a permit space or the hazards within the space. The program was also not implemented for all tasks such as, but not limited to, setting up items in the dump box and clearing foreign material from the shredder. During these tasks, the hazardous energy of the space was not isolated and safe entry conditions were not verified.

“In addition, the program had inadequate rescue procedures. The program itself included a general list of requirements related to this element of the standard, but this information was not site-specific, did not list the actions to be taken for in-house rescue, who performed what responsibility, and what rescue equipment was supposed to be used. This information also contradicted what was listed for rescue on the entry permit as “911,” according to the OSHA report.

The recycling plant was given 10 days to complete the safety recommendations.

At the time of the inspection, Industrial Recovery and Recycling was in the process of hiring “a new safety coordinator who would focus on safety-related concerns as part of their job responsibilities,” according to the OSHA report.

Citation-and-Notification-of-PenaltyDownload

Greer factory where man disappeared fined over $30k by SC OSHA. Here are the 12 violations

The Greer factory where a man disappeared on the job in early May is now being fined nearly $34,000 by South Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Administration (SC OSHA).Industrial Recovery & Recycling, Inc. (IRR), located at 3100 Green Rd. in Greer, was cited for 12 different violations in regards to a lack of safe conditions and failing to follow proper protocol in the facility leading up to ...

The Greer factory where a man disappeared on the job in early May is now being fined nearly $34,000 by South Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Administration (SC OSHA).

Industrial Recovery & Recycling, Inc. (IRR), located at 3100 Green Rd. in Greer, was cited for 12 different violations in regards to a lack of safe conditions and failing to follow proper protocol in the facility leading up to Duncan Alexander Burrell Gordon's overnight disappearance between May 4-5.

"This inspection has revealed conditions which we believe do not comply with certain safety and health rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to SC Code of Laws 41-15-210," the citation and notification of penalty states.

The violation items concern inadequate guarding/railing, warning sign postings, trainings, along with improper confined space permit violations.

The enclosed citation violations must be posted, unedited, "prominently" in the workplace at IRR at each location where a violation was discovered.

Burrell Gordon, who went by "Alex," was described by his family as a goofball who enjoyed fishing, bowling, and Call of Duty. Gordon also suffered from epilepsy, and was known to have occasional seizures that prevented him from driving.

IRR has 30 days from Oct. 27 to either formally contest through the SC Administrative Law Court (ALC) or request an informal conference in regards to reaching a settlement for the citation, the abatement dates, and the penalties.

Following his disappearance, attorney's for Alex Gordon's father, Michael Gordon, filed a worker's compensation claim. Michael Gordon was a supervisor at IRR, and the father and son had dinner together shortly before midnight May 4.

SC OSHA: Employee last saw Alex Gordon May 5 at 1:30 a.m.

The Vecoplan Shredder mentioned multiple times in the documents is a VAZ 1600 M FF - Machine No. 15470010, and is located near the beginning of Line 1 in the production area at the Greer plant.

The SC OSHA Inspection Narrative states that an unnamed employee last saw Alex Gordon around 1:30 a.m. on May 5 "preparing to dump a load of material from the dump box into the shredder hopper."

Around 2:00 am, Alex Gordon could not be located.

"The Night Shift Supervisor stopped production and the employees went to look for the missing employee. [Burrell Gordon] could not be found," the narrative reads.

A missing person’s report was subsequently filed with the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Department.

"The potential that Employee #1 had fallen into the Vecoplan shredder machine was considered," the narrative reads.

Both the Sheriff's Office and the Coroner's Office responded to determine if this consideration had any merit. On June 14, the DNA matter found on the conveyor belt on scene was found to match that of Alex's parents.

On July 6, the Coroner's Office stated that the matter found at the scene was consistent with human fat, skin and bone.

Industrial Recovery & Recycling violations, fines

? Below are the 12 "serious" violation items and proposed fines assessed to IRR by SC OSHA, which in total amount to $33,975.

All fines are pending the opportunity for an abatement process. The deadlines for the violation abatement processes are also included.

Disclaimer:

This website publishes news articles that contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. The non-commercial use of these news articles for the purposes of local news reporting constitutes "Fair Use" of the copyrighted materials as provided for in Section 107 of the US Copyright Law.