IAM Local 1471 members at Core Molding Technologies in Columbus, OH began their week with tragic news. A coworker and union brother, Timothy Underwood, had succumbed to injuries sustained in an early morning plant accident.
IAM members at Core produce composites used to produce vehicle parts.
“On behalf of the District 54 family I send or deepest sympathies, and condolences to the member’s family, as well as all of his coworkers at Core Molding,” said T. Dean Wright, Jr., president and directing business representative of District 54. “Our very foundation is based upon the safety of our members, and workers everywhere, and the belief that everyone should return home, safely to their families at the end of every working day.”
District 54 and Local 1471 representatives, including the safety committee, remain ready to assist and cooperate with OSHA and the company in the ongoing investigation. The company suspended operations for 24 hours and said grief counselors would be available to assist employees if needed.