TOPEKA (KSNT) – A 59-year-old man died during an incident at the Topeka Goodyear plant on Saturday morning.
The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office said that deputies, AMR and the Soldier Township Fire Department were dispatched to the scene shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday.
When they arrived at the scene, they learned that the man sustained life threatening injuries while working. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
In a statement Saturday, Barbara Hatala, a spokesperson for Goodyear, said, “We deeply regret that a fatality occurred this morning at the Goodyear-Topeka plant. Our thoughts are with our co-worker and his family and colleagues. At Goodyear, the safety of our associates is always our first priority. We are conducting an internal investigation and will fully cooperate with outside authorities.”
Hatala said Goodyear is unable to share further information due to privacy reasons.
The incident is still under investigation.
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