An accident at INTAT Precision, Inc., 2148 North SR 3, Saturday, claimed the life of Eric W. McKinney, 30, of Connersville.
McKinney’s death occurred Saturday morning and was determined to be accidental.
The death was discovered after a McKinney family member contacted local and county law enforcement agencies inquiring about a possible traffic accident involving the Connersville man when he did not return home from work.
A short time later his vehicle was found in the INTAT parking lot.
During a search of the foundry McKinney’s body was found inside an upper level International machine known as the muller; it’s a large piece of equipment used to break up sand forms used as molds at the foundry.
McKinney was believed to have been inside the machine cleaning it when the equipment started running, fatally injuring the man.
The investigation found that a locking system outside the machine serves as a safeguard, not allowing the muller to operate when engaged; however, the safety measure was not utilized by McKinney at the time of the death.
Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106