A worker in Columbus, Ohio died last week after falling into a hydraulic press. News sources report that 60-year-old Timothy Underwood was operating a hydraulic press at Core Molding Technologies when he became stuck in the machine. Underwood suffered a catastrophic head injury and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Core Molding Technologies produces fiberglass reinforced plastics for trucking, telecommunications and agriculture.
The company released the following statement following the incident:
Core Molding Technologies, Inc. is deeply saddened to report that an accident at our Columbus, Ohio plant took the life of one of our valued employees. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and friends of the deceased, and our thoughts and prayers are with them. We are fully cooperating with the authorities who currently have investigations underway to determine the cause of this accident.
The company is offering on-site grief counseling to its employees.