Worker dies fixing bowling alley equipment

Bowling alley fatality in Fairfield. (Photo/WLWT)
Bowling alley fatality in Fairfield. (Photo/WLWT)

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) – Officials in southwest Ohio say a 53-year-old man performing maintenance work at a bowling alley became trapped in the machinery and died.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the worker at Northwest Bowling Alley in Fairfield died when his clothes became tangled in the pin-setting machinery. The man’s name was not immediately released.

Police say it wasn’t clear if the man had been strangled or crushed by the machinery.

The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports the Butler County Coroner had been called to the scene on reports the man had suffered major trauma.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration sent an investigator to the scene. Agency officials said they haven’t had any previous investigations at the bowling alley, which has been in operation since 1976. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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