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.

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shona
shona

This hurts me so much...Jason or Hillbilly as we called him, was my molder for years at Tgask the factory he worked before martinrea...He was a great person and I will truly miss him...R.I.P...

duhduhduh
duhduhduh

Wow. Thats horrible. Prayers for the family! I'm so sorry![sad]

Sandra Anna
Sandra Anna

My thoughts and Prayers go out to his family and especially his Mom Debbie. Love you

mblack
mblack

i am so sorry for thi accident...bless his family

16479
16479

So Sad! Jason leaves behind a wife, 2 children and 1 on the way. Please pray for this family.

packerwood3
packerwood3

Tragedy.. Prayers for the family..

crashcradd
crashcradd

my husband works there and seen it happen ,so sorry for this tragedy . prayeers for this young family.

tasha
tasha

My payers and thoughts are with him and his family.