Authorities conduct death investigation after man dies at Ford truck plant

An investigation is underway after a man died at Ford's Chamberlain Lane truck plant on Dec. 9.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – The coroner has identified a man they say died at the Ford Truck Plant in eastern Jefferson County early Saturday.

According to the coroner, 41-year-old Ivan Bridgewater of Seymour, Indiana was pronounced dead near a set of loading docks at the Chamberlain Lane plant around 1 a.m.

The circumstances surrounding Bridgewater’s death is unclear, but it has been ruled accidental. He died of blunt force trauma.

Officials with Ford Motor Company released a statement late Saturday.

“We are deeply saddened by the death of an employee early this morning at Kentucky Truck Plant. Our condolences go out to his family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time.

We are cooperating with the investigation into the cause of death.”


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