Worker dies at GM plant in northwestern Ohio

GM's statement says the company was saddened by the death at the plant in Defiance, Ohio, and is working closely with authorities to investigate what happened.

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DEFIANCE, Ohio (AP) – A General Motors employee has died at a GM plant in northwest Ohio.

The company said in a statement that the employee died Tuesday afternoon at GM’s Defiance Casting Operations in Defiance. The worker’s identity wasn’t immediately released, and the company’s statement provided no details on how the death occurred

A dispatcher at the South Richland Township Fire Department says the department responded to a report of an industrial accident at the plant around 1 p.m. Tuesday and is investigating. The dispatcher said he could provide no other information. He says the fire department is investigating with GM and other local authorities.

GM’s statement says the company was saddened by the death and is working closely with authorities to investigate what happened.

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