Worker killed in industrial accident at Vancouver steel fabricator

By Mark Bowder, Columbian Assistant Metro Editor



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.