Federal Officials Investigating Death At Mass. Metal Factory

Authorities say a man who got caught in a machine that uses a laser to cut metal at a Massachusetts factory has died.

Firefighters responded to Industrial Metal Products Co. Inc. in Sharon at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

Deputy Fire Chief Richard Murphy said the man in his 20s was conscious and talking to rescuers when they arrived. It took about an hour to extricate him. He was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The man's name was not immediately made public.

The company, also known as InMetal, describes itself as "one of New England's leading providers of precision sheet metal fabrication and assembly."

The company said it would have no comment.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.



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