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Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 5:32 AM
Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 4:26 PM
MORAINE — UPDATE @ 3:43 p.m.
A 57-year-old Fuyao Glass America Inc. worker died after being crushed between a forklift and more than a ton of glass, Moraine police records show.
The accident that killed forklift operator Ricky Patterson early Tuesday morning was captured on the company’s cameras, the Moraine Police Division incident report states.
The Dayton man was found early Tuesday morning “wedged in between” the industrial machine and a pallet of glass, which had a tag indicating it weighed 2,097 pounds, the report states.
Patterson died of blunt force trauma to the head and neck in what was ruled an accident, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
UPDATE @ 12:03 p.m.
Details of how the worker died have not been released and the "circumstances surrounding the accident" are being investigated, according to a police statement.
This news outlet has requested a copy of the police incident report.
UPDATE @ 10:10 a.m.
A Fuyao official confirmed the incident resulted in the death of an employee, but did not confirm his identity.
The investigation into the cause of the incident is ongoing, the company said in a statement., “The hearts and thoughts of Fuyao associates worldwide are with the employee’s family at this difficult time,” the company said in a statement.
Fuyao has activated its Employee Assistance Program and responders are available to talk and counsel employees.
An OSHA spokesman told this news organization that OSHA has opened an investigation into the fatality incident. OSHA will not have any further information until OSHA completes their investigation, the spokesman said.
UPDATE @ 9 a.m.:
A forklift operator of Fuyao Glass America Inc. was killed this morning in an accident at the Moraine plant, according to Moraine police.
No one else was reported injured in the accident, according to a statement released by the Moraine Police Division.
Deputy Chief Jason Neubauer said the police division is investigating the accident that was reported at 2801 W. Stroop Road after one person reportedly unresponsive about 5:20 a.m.
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Police are investigating the “circumstances surrounding the accident,” according to the statement.
The coroner’s office is not yet releasing the identity of the worker.
UPDATE @8:15 a.m.
An employee of Fuyao Glass America Inc. was killed this morning in an accident at the Moraine plant, according to Moraine police.
Deputy Chief Jason Neubauer said the police division is investigating the accident that was reported at at 2801 W. Stroop Road after one person was unresponsive around 5:20 a.m.
The coroner's office is not yet releasing the identity of the worker.
UPDATE @ 5:58 a.m:
The Montgomery County Coroner been requested to Fuyao Glass America, Inc. in Moraine after a reported forklift accident occurred Tuesday morning.
Initial reports indicate the incident was dispatched around 5:20 a.m. to 2801 W. Stroop Road with one person reportedly unresponsive.
Additional details have not been released.
Crews are responding to Fuyao Glass America, Inc. in Moraine on reports of an accident involving a forklift.
The incident was dispatched around 5:20 a.m. at the business located at 2801 W. Stroop Road, per initial reports.