Worker killed in industrial accident at Vancouver steel fabricator

By Mark Bowder, Columbian assistant metro editor

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Fatal industrial accident

An employee of Thompson Metal Fab was killed in an industrial accident Friday, according to the Vancouver Fire Department.

The accident was reported at 4:27 p.m. at the company’s facilities at 3000 S.E. Hidden Way, said firefighter-paramedic Kevin Stromberg.

The victim, a man whose name, age and city of residence was not released, was crushed by a large piece of steel and died before firefighters and a heavy rescue team arrived, Stromberg said.

Information about how the accident occurred was not available Friday. Thompson Metal Fab President John Rudi said the accident is under investigation.