Ohio worker dies in early morning accident

BLUE ASH, Ohio (AP) – A worker in southwest Ohio was pinned between a wall and a metal ramp and died Wednesday in an apparent early morning accident, authorities said.

First responders to a 911 call found a man dead at about 1:15 a.m., police in the northeast Cincinnati suburb of Blue Ash said. Police said he was between the wall and the ramp in a loading area at the SpartanNash warehouse.

Blue Ash police identified him as Donald J. Stevenson, a 65-year-old truck driver from Lima, Ohio.

The Hamilton County Coroner’s office was investigating, and authorities said the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified.

SpartanNash spokeswoman Meredith Gremel said the company was also investigating, and that “thoughts and prayers go out to the family.” She said she couldn’t comment further on the death while the investigation was ongoing.

The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based food distribution and retail company was formed last year in a merger of Spartan Stores and the Nash Finch Company.

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