Goodyear Plant to be Closed until Friday after 3rd Death - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Goodyear Plant to be Closed until Friday after 3rd Death

Posted: Updated:

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) - A Goodyear plant in southern Virginia is set to reopen Friday in the wake of a third death there in eight months.
    
Virginia Department of Labor and Industry Southwest Region Safety Director Lee Willis tells the Danville Register & Bee (http://bit.ly/1oWYcIm ) that an investigation into the death of Greg Cooper could take six months.
    
Goodyear said in a news release that Cooper, an 18-year employee with the company died in a workplace accident early Tuesday morning.
    
Goodyear-Danville Manufacturing Director Greg Kerr said in a statement that the plant is closed until Friday to allow for local authorities and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to investigate the incident. Willis says the plant's closure was a precautionary measure on Goodyear's part.
    
The company is Danville's largest private employer.
 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Dewey Commissioners Promise Change After New Information on Police Department Program

    Dewey Commissioners Promise Change after New Information on Police Department Program

    Jan 15, 2018 4:10 PM2018-01-15 21:10:00 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 7:50 PM EST2018-01-16 00:50:27 GMT
    DEWEY BEACH, Del.- Dewey Beach's new government is taking action after learning of the town's involvement in a federal surplus equipment program. Late last year, the town approved an audit into each town department's finances after the police involvementMore
    DEWEY BEACH, Del.- Dewey Beach's new government is taking action after learning of the town's involvement in a federal surplus equipment program. Late last year, the town approved an audit into each town department's finances after the police involvement More
  • Clean Water Surcharge Proposed in Delaware

    Clean Water Surcharge Proposed in Delaware

    Jan 15, 2018 7:20 PM2018-01-16 00:20:00 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 7:20 PM EST2018-01-16 00:20:09 GMT
    Gun sales, minimum wage hike and death penalty. Three issues on legislators' minds as they gavel back into session Tuesday. (Photo: WBOC)Gun sales, minimum wage hike and death penalty. Three issues on legislators' minds as they gavel back into session Tuesday. (Photo: WBOC)
    DOVER, Del. --- Taxes this year are expected to consider legislation to add a surcharge of up to $40 or $80 to Delawareans' personal income taxes to fund a trust for projects to improve water quality around the state. House Bill 270 would fund the clean wMore
    DOVER, Del. --- Taxes this year are expected to consider legislation to add a surcharge of up to $40 or $80 to Delawareans' personal income taxes to fund a trust for projects to improve water quality around the state. House Bill 270 would fund the clean wMore
  • Flu Reaches Epidemic Level, Affecting Delmarva

    Flu Reaches Epidemic Level, Affecting Delmarva

    Jan 15, 2018 6:25 PM2018-01-15 23:25:00 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 6:25 PM EST2018-01-15 23:25:15 GMT
    Salisbury, Md.- In the waiting room of Express Care in Salisbury sits the Lewis family. Mom, Rebecca, comforts 7-year-old Layla who is waiting to get her flu shot. And just like Layla, many people are receiving their vaccines amid extreme flu cases througMore
    Salisbury, Md.- In the waiting room of Express Care in Salisbury sits the Lewis family. Mom, Rebecca, comforts 7-year-old Layla who is waiting to get her flu shot. And just like Layla, many people are receiving their vaccines amid extreme flu cases througMore
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Family Without Propane as Temperatures Drop

    Family Without Propane as Temperatures Drop

    Jan 15, 2018 4:46 PM2018-01-15 21:46:00 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 4:59 PM EST2018-01-15 21:59:48 GMT
    SEAFORD, Del.- A Sussex County woman says her family has been left in the cold--literally. Donna Niser says she is a customer of Peninsula Oil and Propane, and is currently sitting with an empty tank. She says late last week, she called for a delivery. "WMore
    SEAFORD, Del.- A Sussex County woman says her family has been left in the cold--literally. Donna Niser says she is a customer of Peninsula Oil and Propane, and is currently sitting with an empty tank. She says late last week, she called for a delivery. "WMore
  • Man Pleads Guilty to Rape and Attempted Murder

    Man Pleads Guilty to Rape and Attempted Murder

    11/03/2017 15:43:00 -04:002017-11-03 19:43:00 GMT
    Friday, November 3 2017 3:43 PM EDT2017-11-03 19:43:54 GMT
    A 31-year-old Dagsboro man will spend a minimum of 25 years in prison for crimes, including rape and attempted murder that he committed against a series of women.More
    A 31-year-old Dagsboro man will spend a minimum of 25 years in prison for crimes, including rape and attempted murder that he committed against a series of women.More
  • Flu Reaches Epidemic Level, Affecting Delmarva

    Flu Reaches Epidemic Level, Affecting Delmarva

    Jan 15, 2018 6:25 PM2018-01-15 23:25:00 GMT
    Monday, January 15 2018 6:25 PM EST2018-01-15 23:25:15 GMT
    Salisbury, Md.- In the waiting room of Express Care in Salisbury sits the Lewis family. Mom, Rebecca, comforts 7-year-old Layla who is waiting to get her flu shot. And just like Layla, many people are receiving their vaccines amid extreme flu cases througMore
    Salisbury, Md.- In the waiting room of Express Care in Salisbury sits the Lewis family. Mom, Rebecca, comforts 7-year-old Layla who is waiting to get her flu shot. And just like Layla, many people are receiving their vaccines amid extreme flu cases througMore
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices