Heavy rain causes damage at Goodyear plant

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A video from flooding Thursday night at the Topeka Goodyear plant has gone viral and raised some concerns over worker safety.

The plant started flooding after the area received more than four inches of rain.

The viewer video shows water on the floor in one section of the more than 3 million square foot plant.

A written statement from Whitney Watson, the communications director at the plant, said the company, ” has actively assessed the situation and is talking the appropriate actions to quickly and safely address the issue.”

However, Watson would not expand on what the company is doing to investigate the cause of the problem. He also said the building sustained damage but would not comment on how much.

A representative from the Occupational and Health Safety Association said a complaint had not been filed about the situation but that there are OSHA regulations that require the workplace floor to be dry.

No injuries were reported due to the water.

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