A contractor at a GM metal-stamping plant in Marion, Indiana died in an explosion at the site on July 1, USA Today reported.
The victim was identified as 48-year-old James Gibson by the Grant County Coroner. Gibson was declared dead on arrival at the Marion General Hospital. Five other individuals were injured in the blast. The Marion Chronicle-Tribune reported that two employees who were slightly burning were hosed down by the responding firefighters before they were brought to the hospital, while another worker was washed in a hospital shower stall.
The manufacturing plant designs, manufactures, and supplies blanks, sheet-metal assembly, and stampings for various vehicles to GM assembly plants all over the country. Formerly called Fisher Body when it was first opened in 1956, the manufacturing plant today functions through the labor of 1600 employees.
The attorneys at the Woodson Law Firm send their deepest condolences to the Marion community and the friends and family suffering from this great loss.