Fort Wayne man killed in industrial accident at BF Goodrich

The death has been ruled an accident.

Posted: Jan 28, 2020 12:48 PM
Updated: Jan 29, 2020 10:21 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- A 48-year-old man died early Tuesday morning during an industrial press accident at the BF Goodrich plant in Woodburn.

The Allen County Coroner's Office says Sean Redden of Fort Wayne died at the scene following the 3 a.m. incident.

BF Goodrich

Redden died during a maintenance procedure, said Eric Bruner, a spokesman for parent company Michelin North America.

“We are in the beginning phase of an investigation of the factors that led to this tragic event, but our primary focus at this time is on the employee’s family and other people who work at the site,” Bruner said.

The coroner says the cause of death is multiple crush injuries.

It has been ruled an accident. 

The Indiana Department of Labor says Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration is currently investigating the incident.

Stephanie McFarland with IOSHA says BF Goodrich has an inspector assigned to them who will do a compliance inspection to determine if the company will face any fines or disciplinary action.

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