Worker Dies At Kansas Transformer Recycling Plant

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

SOLOMON, Kan. (AP) _ Officials of a northeastern Kansas equipment company say one worker was killed and another was injured when a 9,000-pound electrical transformer they were salvaging tipped over.

The Abilene Reflector-Chronicle reports the accident occurred around 7 a.m. Friday at Solomon Corp.'s reclamation facility in Solomon. The company manufactures, maintains and recycles electrical equipment such as transformers and voltage regulators.

Company vice president Tom Hemmer identified the man who was pinned under the transformer as eight-year employee Vicente Castaneda. The other employee was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Information from: The Abilene Reflector-Chronicle,

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