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Man Dies While Working At Goodyear Plant

Wed, 07/20/2011 - 5:18am

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An employee at the Goodyear plant in Topeka has died after collapsing while at work.

Authorities say 45-year-old Darrell Wayne Davis of Netawaka died Tuesday after being taken from the plant.

WIBW reports that some of Davis' co-workers say he was not feeling well and took a break. He later returned to work but then collapsed.

The workers say it's possible extreme heat contributed to Davis' death because he was in an area of the plant with no ventilation.

Goodyear spokesman Whitney Watson says it's only speculation to suggest the death is heat-related. He says Davis was ill and taken from the plant with an unknown medical condition.

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