OSAGE CITY, Kan. (AP) – Osage City officials say a 53-year-old Topeka man died in a work-related accident at a plastic plant.
Police chief Fred Nech says Ruben Guadlaupe Chavira died early Wednesday at the Orbis Plastic plant.
Nech says officers found Chavira pinned against other equipment by a forklift he had been operating.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Chavira, a press operator and backup grinder, was employed by the company since 2014.
Orbis, OSHA and the coroner’s office will investigate the death.