A man died Thursday evening after being pinned beneath a machine at the Martinrea factory.
Jason Sholar died at Jennie Stuart Medical Center’s emergency room, said James Goss, the hospital’s spokesman.
A 911 call about the accident came in at 7:13 p.m. The caller said Sholar was trapped beneath a piece of equipment, said Lt. Michael Felts, of the Hopkinsville Police Department.
Officers blocked off traffic around the building, and just before 8 p.m., an ambulance carrying Sholar sped off with its siren blaring.
An emergency helicopter touched down nearby, but emergency personnel opted for the ambulance instead, according to radio traffic. They said they were giving Sholar CPR.
Goss confirmed Sholar’s death around 10:20 p.m.
Martinrea manufactures automotive parts, assemblies and modules, according to its website.