KOKOMO – One person died after being injured Friday morning at Haynes International headquarters in Kokomo.
Coroner Dr. Steven J. Seele says Seth Badger, 32, of Logansport was taken to company hospital where he was pronounced dead.
According to his websiteHaynes International develops, manufactures and markets alloys used in corrosion and high temperature applications.
Kokomo police told WRTV they are investigating a “work-related accident” which is still under investigation. No further information has been released.
Seele says the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) is also investigating. An IOSHA spokesperson said WRTV State Officers were closed Friday for Veterans Day, but more information may be available Monday.
Dan Maudlin of Haynes International said the incident happened around 8.30am this morning at one of their buildings in Kokomo.
Maudlin said their in-house emergency response team went to the building and provided assistance and CPR until emergency crews arrived.
“We are heartbroken here,” Maudlin said. “We’ve asked everyone to keep their families in your thoughts and prayers during this time.”
Haynes International’s Employee Assistance Program will provide guidance to employees in the coming days, according to Maudlin.
An autopsy of Badger was scheduled for Friday.
Anyone with additional information can call the Howard County Coroner’s Office at 765-456-1186 or the Kokomo Police Department at 765-456-7017.