Worker Killed at IN Production Plant

Friday, February 22, 2019 @ 06:02 PM gHale

A worker at a Jeffersonville, IN, production facility died in an industrial incident on Wednesday, officials said.

The worker who died in an industrial accident Marion Fletcher, 49, who had worked at Valmont Coatings for nine months.

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Valmont Coatings, located on Brown Forman Road at the Ports of Indiana in Jeffersonville, reported a workplace fatality to the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) on Wednesday. IOSHA has since initiated an inspection of the facility.

The incident remains under investigation and Scott Shook, Valmont’s corporate director of safety, declined to give any further details. Operations at the facility were suspended Thursday.

The Jeffersonville Fire Department responded to Valmont at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, said Sgt. Justin Ames. Responders confirmed upon arrival that a man in his 40s was unconscious and unresponsive from “an apparent industrial accident.”

Life saving measures were performed before the man was taken to a Louisville hospital, Ames said.

Shook said Fletcher had worked at Valmont for approximately nine months.

Valmont, which has locations around the world, specializes in hot-dip galvanizing and protective coatings for steel. Shook said he is not aware of any past incidents at the Jeffersonville location.



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