Another employee dies at Goodyear plant in Danville

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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) An employee at the Goodyear plant in Danville died on the job Tuesday.

Goodyear is temporarily closing the plant to complete a full evaluation of the facility and to investigate the incident.

Officials are not yet releasing the name of the employee who died on Tuesday.

Kevin Edmonds died last month on the job in an industrial accident.

Jeanie Strader died in an industrial accident in September 2015.

Goodyear has reported the accident to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

OSHA says Goodyear leaders made the decision to temporarily close.

This is the statement from Goodyear:

It grieves us to report that on Tuesday morning, a death occurred in the Goodyear-Danville facility. Goodyear’s on-site emergency response team, as well as local emergency personnel responded immediately, and all parties are cooperating in the investigation into the root cause of the incident. Goodyear has reported the incident to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and will fully cooperate with the organization.

Goodyear is taking this matter very seriously and will be temporarily closing the Danville plant to complete a full evaluation of the facility and thoroughly investigate the incident.

Our hearts go out to the family, friends and co-workers of the employee during this very difficult time.