Topeka man dies in Osage City industrial accident
June 01, 2017 - 5:33 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (KNSS) - A Topeka man was killed early Wednesday morning in a work-related accident at a plant in Osage City. Police say the fatal accident occurred around 3:15 a.m. at the Orbis Plastic plant.
The victim, identified as 53-year-old Ruben Guadlaupe Chavira, was found by a co-worker. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Osage City Police Department tells the Kansas Information Network Chavira was killed when a forklift he was operating pinned him against other equipment. According to Orbis management, Chavira has worked at the plant as a “Press Operator and Backup Grinder” since 2014.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Orbis officials and the Osage County Coroner’s Office will investigate the accident.