Worker dies at GM plant in northwestern Ohio

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. 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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