DANVILLE, Va. (April 18, 2016) — Goodyear is investigating the death of a worker at its tire plant in Danville — the third fatality at the facility in just eight months
Confirming the incident, a Goodyear spokeswoman said: “Last Tuesday [April 12], Goodyear Americas temporarily closed its manufacturing plant in Danville, to investigate a death that occurred earlier that morning.”
“Greg Cooper, an 18-year associate and maintenance mechanic at Goodyear-Danville, passed away while at work,” she added in a written statement to European rubber Journal.
According to media reports, the local medical examiner attributed the death of Mr. Cooper to “drowning and thermal injuries.”
The death came two weeks after Kevin Edmonds, 54, died at the plant on March 31 as a result of what has been described as an industrial accident.