1 killed in loading dock accident in Findlay

1 killed in loading dock accident in Findlay
(Source: WTOL)

FINDLAY, OH (WTOL) - Findlay police say one person was killed after an accident at a business on Tuesday.

The accident happened at Valfilm located on 3441 North Main St. around 3 p.m.

Police say 41-year-old Andrew Hohman of Findlay was working in the parking lot of a loading dock when he was hit by a semitrailer that was backing into a loading dock.

Police say the Hohman was pushed up against the dock by the truck. Police say the driver of the truck, 47-year-old William Saunders of Risingsun, did not see Hohman.

Hohman was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel, according to police.

The Findlay business' site manager, Steve Shiparski, issued a statement on the loss of life on Wednesday evening.

"The Valfilm family is deeply saddened by the tragic accident that occurred yesterday afternoon at Valfilm's Findlay, Ohio facility when Andrew Hohman died from injuries he sustained. Andrew was a valued Valfilm associate and our heart goes out to his family and loved ones. We've called in counselors to provide support for our employees. We will continue to strive in providing a safe workplace for our employees, contractors, and visitors. Valfilm is working closely with local authorities to determine what caused the incident."

The incident is under investigation.

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