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Red Spot Employee Killed in Paint Tank Identified

Authorities have identified the worker killed in a fall at an Evansville paint plant Wednesday morning. The coroner was called to Red Spot Paint after officials say 67-year-old Joseph Ward fell into a paint tank. Officials say he was with the company for quite some time, and planned to retire next month. A hazmat team was called to the business to assist in a rope rescue.

Employees say grief counselors will be at the company for the rest of the week. Production workers have been told they don’t have to report back to work until Friday. The investigation into what happened is still ongoing.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. to determine the cause of death.


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The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office has confirmed an employee of Red Spot Paint died at the scene of an accident late Wednesday morning. A hazmat team was called to the business to assist in a rope rescue after getting reports of a person falling into a paint tank. Authorities will not release the name of the victim until their family is notified.

44News will bring you more details as they become available.


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The coroner has been called to the Red Spot Paint facility after reports of a person falling into a paint tank. Dispatchers say a hazmat team was called to assist in a rope rescue at the business on East Louisiana Wednesday just before 12 p.m. There are few details being released about this incident.

44News will bring you more details as they become available.


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A hazardous materials team has been called to assist in a rope rescue after a person fell into a paint tank. Dispatchers say the hazmat team has been called to the Red Spot Paint facility on East Louisiana Street. There are few details about this incident.

We have a crew on the way to the scene. 44News will bring you more details as they develop.

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