A 63-year-old employee at an Orbis Corp. injection molding plant in Kentucky died in an industrial accident Aug. 12, according to a local media report.
James Lemaster was trying to fix a molding machine at the plant in Georgetown and had climbed into the machine after turning off the press and securing safety bolts, according to a report on the website of the Lexington Herald-Leader.
The paper, quoting Scott County Coroner John Goble, said one of the four safety bolts broke and Lemaster was killed "instantly."
"It would be like a car falling on you," the paper quoted Goble as saying. The accident happened at about 5:30 a.m.
Goble did not respond to a phone call or email seeking comment.
A spokeswoman for the Kentucky Labor Cabinet said the state's Occupational Safety and Health Administration would be investigating but could not provide any details.
Orbis, based in Oconomowoc, Wis., makes reusable pallets, containers and other packaging for companies, and has 2,500 employees at 55 locations in North America and Europe.
The company did not respond to a request for comment.
According to a 2016 Orbis press release, the Georgetown plant was recognized with a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program award from Kentucky state officials for creating a safe workplace.