Manufacturing News / Industrial Safety

Contractor dies after being trapped and crushed by a manufacturing machine

By Jason Tidd for The Wichita Eagle

Aug 05, 2019

A 56-year-old Wellington man died Wednesday after being trapped and crushed by a manufacturing machine, officials said.

Emergency crews were called at around 2:34 p.m. to an industrial accident at Youngers and Sons Manufacturing, in the 19000 block of West K-42 southwest of Wichita.

Company officials said in a statement on their website that the man was an outside contractor. He was identified by the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday as Zachary C. Ritchey of Wellington.

To learn more, read "Man dies after he was trapped, crushed in machine he was working on, cops say" from The Wichita Eagle.

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