COLUMBUS (WCMH) – A man is dead after falling into a hydraulic press at a workplace in west Columbus.

Police and firefighters were called to Core Molding Technologies on the 800 block of Manor Park Drive shortly after 5am after a report of an accident inside a business.

According to Columbus police, 60-year-old Timothy Underwood was using a hydraulic press when he somehow became stuck in the machine and suffered a catastrophic head injury as a result.

Medics pronounced the man dead shortly after arriving.

Police say they do not anticipate filing charges. The investigation is now being turned over to the Bureau of Workers Compensation and OSHA.

According to its website, Core Molding Technologies produces fiberglass reinforced plastics for a variety of uses, including trucking, telecommunications and agriculture.

Core Molding released the following statement in regards to the incident:

Core Molding Technologies, Inc. is deeply saddened to report that an accident at our Columbus, Ohio plant took the life of one of our valued employees.  Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and friends of the deceased, and our thoughts and prayers are with them. We are fully cooperating with the authorities who currently have investigations underway to determine the cause of this accident.  We will be offering grief counseling on-site over the next several days and thereafter as needed for all employees.

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