John Evanish fell about 30 feet through a roof of a water treatment building at the plant at 1827 E. 28th St., according to City Councilman Rick Lucente, D-6th Ward. Lucente works at the plant and is United Steel Worker Local 1104 Pension Committee chairman.
Evanish, 50, was found on the floor of the building around 2 p.m. Thursday. He was hospitalized at Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland in critical condition Saturday night, according to a nursing supervisor.
The fall is under investigation by the Toledo office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The company has been investigated by OSHA before.
Republic was fined $1.1 million fine in August for 24 safety violations. Republic was fined $235,000 last year for violations at the Lorain plant including failure to protect workers from fall hazards and unsafe procedures involving hazardous equipment.