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Goodyear Plant to be Closed until Friday after 3rd Death

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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.
 

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