Plant worker dies after accident

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An employee at an automotive stamping facility in the region has died in an accident.

The Ionia Public Safety Department said the employee of Ventra Ionia Main in Ionia was reported trapped in a robotic machine around 2:20 p.m. on Tuesday.

Officers and co-workers freed the employee from the machine, but the employee was pronounced dead at the facility.

The employee's name was not released.

The incident is being investigated by Ionia authorities and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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