Investigation continues for work-related death in Denver

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Authorities are still investigating how a worker died Tuesday at KBP Coil Coaters Inc. in Denver.

The man’s name has not been released to the public yet, and the Department of Labor is still gathering information about the “industrial accident.”

On Tuesday morning, an approximately 56-year-old man was caught in a machine at the aluminum and steel coating warehouse at 3600 E. 44th Ave, according to the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration office.

“At this point in time, we don’t have all the information about the accident yet. We know a person was caught in a roller of an aluminum splitter,” said Bob Klostermann, assistant area director for OSHA.

Law enforcement said the man died on scene.

KBP Coil Coaters Inc. declined to comment on the accident either Tuesday or Wednesday.

The company’s plant manager, Tom Roper, told the Denver Post, “At this time we cannot make any statements while we are in the midst of an investigation except to state that we are heartbroken at the loss of our friend and co-worker.”

KBP does not have a history of federal workplace violations, Klostermann said.

Business & data reporter Adrian D. Garcia can be reached via email at agarcia@denverite.com or twitter.com/adriandgarcia.

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