Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. confirmed a fatality occurred at its Danville, Va., plant on Thursday.
Goodyear released the following statement:
“We are deeply saddened to report that Kevin Edmonds, a 26-year associate at Goodyear, died Thursday during his work shift in the Goodyear-Danville plant.
“Our immediate priority is to provide support and assistance to Kevin’s family as well as the entire team of associates in the Danville plant as we cope with the grief of losing a teammate. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kevin’s family, friends and co-workers.
“An investigation into the incident is being made by the local authorities, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Goodyear.”