Arconic employee critical after falling 40 feet into casting pit

An employee from the Lafayette Arconic plant is in critical condition after falling into a casting pit early Friday morning, according to Lafayette fire.

Posted: Aug 24, 2018 4:54 AM
Updated: Aug 25, 2018 12:16 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — An employee from the Lafayette Arconic plant is in critical condition after falling into a casting pit early Friday morning, according to Lafayette fire.

On Friday, a spokesperson from Arconic said in an official statement:

“Our thoughts are with our colleague and his family, and we offer them our support during this difficult time. We are working with the appropriate authorities to investigate the incident.”

The LFD battalion chief confirmed a man fell about 40 feet into the pit a little before 1 a.m. The employee's identity was not released. The batallion chief said he believed the pit was empty, but could not say for sure. He said the victim's injuries were from the fall. 

Arconic is an aluminum manufacturing plant on Main Street and Sagamore Parkway. 

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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