Worker dies at Kansas City-area Ford plant

CLAYCOMO, Mo. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. officials say a person has died in an accident at a company plant in suburban Kansas City.

The company released a statement Tuesday confirming the death at the Claycomo Assembly Plant but few other details were released.

Emergency responders were called to the plant north of Kansas City about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The company said in its statement that the worker died in an “occupational incident.”

The Kansas City Star reports an Occupational Safety & Health Administration official says the worker was struck by a piece of equipment.

Kansas City-area acting OSHO administrator Bonita Winingham says another Missouri worker died this fall after being hit by equipment.

The administration is investigating the incident, and Ford also promised a full investigation.

 

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