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Accident Claims Life At Minster Machine

January 10, 2012

MINSTER — Members of the Minster Fire and Rescue squad responded to Minster Machine this morning for an accident which resulted in the death of an employee.

Minster Fire Chief Dale Dues told The Evening Leader crews received a phone call shortly after 5 a.m. today reporting a male at Minster Machine was trapped under a plate of steel. By the time emergency responders arrived, Dues said employees at the foundry freed the male. The male was brought to Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys via a Minster squad.

Officials issued a statement to The Evening Leader confirming the death.

"An accident involving an overhead crane occurred this morning at the foundry operation of The Minster Machine Company resulting in the death of an employee," the statement read. "Notifications have been made to the family and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The company is cooperating fully with OSHA on the investigation of this matter. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family."

No further information was released by the company.

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