Death reported at Woodburn BF Goodrich plant

WOODBURN, Ind. (WOWO): Emergency crews were dispatched to the BF Goodrich plant in Woodburn this morning, where Allen County dispatchers confirm to WOWO News one person has died.

Police and emergency crews were called to the factory shortly after 3 a.m.

The Allen County Coroner reports that the death of Sean Redden, 48 of Fort Wayne, was due to an industrial accident, and a company spokesman has confirmed it happened during a maintenance procedure.

The coroner’s office says Redden’s cause of death was from multiple crush injuries due to an industrial press accident and the manner of death was ruled an accident.

The incident is under ongoing investigation.


  1. Darrin,
    Yesterday morning, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, there was a news report of a accountant that had wrote checkS from his employer’s account (a construction co.) to pay his credit card. I only caught part of the report, looked on line and did not find it. Please send me a copy of that report or tell me where I can view it.
    Thank you,
    Long time listener

    • Hi Connie,

      We got the story from one of our affiliates; I can’t find the link at the moment, but here are the details:

      “62 year old Frederick McCracken was sentenced to 46 months in prison and ordered to pay more than 3-million dollars in restitution to his former employer, after being found guilty of wire fraud and making false statements on an income tax return. According to court documents, McCracken, who worked as an accountant for an industrial construction company, wrote more than 100 unauthorized checks from his employer into his own business. He also used the company’s bank accounts to pay his personal credit card off more than 50 times. ”

      I hope that helps!


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