Cause of death determined for man who died last week at Goodyear plant in Danville

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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) A cause of death has been determined for the man who died last week at the Goodyear plant in Danville.

Billy Scheier died on Aug. 12 from blunt injuries to the chest and mechanical asphyxia, according to the medical examiner’s office in Roanoke.

Scheier was from Halifax County. He was in his late 40s.

He is the fourth person to die within a year at the plant, which is Danville’s largest employer.

Greg Cooper died on April 12.

Kevin Edmonds, of Penhook, died during his work shift on March 31.

In August 2015, Jeanie Lynne Strader, of Chatham, died in an accident at the plant.