GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Work is halted at the Toyota Manufacturing plant in Georgetown following an accident Tuesday morning that left a worker dead.
According to Scott County Coroner John Goble, a contractor with Ryder was killed while trying to attach a tractor and trailer outside the facility and became pinned between the two.
Goble says it happened near Body Weld at Gate 21 around 4 a.m.
He says the man died of blunt force trauma.
His body is being taken to Frankfort for an autopsy.
Toyota released a statement following the accident:
[su_quote cite=”Rick Hesterberg,, Manager, Toyota Motor North America”]”Early Tuesday morning, a serious accident occurred at Toyota’s Manufacturing plant in Kentucky resulting in the death of an employee with Ryder, one of Toyota’s carriers. The incident took place outside the plant near one of the company’s docks. Production was halted at the plant while we continue to work closely with officials to gather more information. All of us at Toyota extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the Ryder employee.”[/su_quote]