OSHA now investigating fatality at Defiance GM plant

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DEFIANCE, Ohio (AP): The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a worker at a General Motors plant in Defiance, Ohio.

The agency said in a statement Wednesday that it is investigating the report of a 50-year-old Terry Bodenbender’s death Tuesday at a GM plant in Defiance. OSHA says initial reports indicate the electrician died from injuries received when he fell about 25 to 30 feet into a pit while performing maintenance and troubleshooting on an overhead crane.

GM said in a statement that an employee died Tuesday afternoon at GM’s Defiance Casting Operations. OSHA says it will investigate to determine whether any violations of safety rules or regulations contributed to the death.

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