Kentucky worker killed ‘instantly’ in accident at Georgetown plastics plant

James Lemaster, 63, was working on a plastic injection molding machine at the ORBIS plant on Commerce Court in Georgetown around 5:30 a.m. when the machine became stuck, said Scott County Coroner John Goble.

Lemaster shut off the press, engaged the safety bolts, and climbed back inside the machinery – when it suddenly came down on him, Goble told the Lexington Herald-Leader. The worker was killed instantly.

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One of the four steel bolts in the fail-safe broke,” the coroner added. “It would be like a car falling on you.

The plant manufactures plastic pallets and bulk containers for the automotive, cibo, and beverage industries, according to ORBIS.

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Nel 2016, the plant was recognized by the Kentucky Labor Cabinet for workplace safety.

Scott County Coroner. (Google Maps)

Scott County Coroner. (Google Maps)

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