Man Killed in Industrial Accident at Lynchburg Company

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A Lynchburg man has died in an apparent industrial accident at U.S. Pipe.

Media outlets report that 56-year-old Jesse Horsley died Wednesday night following an accident at U.S. Pipe, where he worked.

Lynchburg Police say in a statement that Horsley was trapped by a fallen piece of scrap metal. Traci Cooper, spokeswoman for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Roanoke, says an autopsy revealed Horsley’s cause of death was mechanical asphyxia and the manner of death was accidental.

Police say no foul play is suspected.

U.S. Pipe spokeswoman Mary Woods says the company is conducting an investigation with authorities and the company’s employees.

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