Employee who died in 'workplace accident' at Carbide Industries identified

Employee who died in 'workplace accident' at Carbide Industries identified
The victim was taken to University of Louisville Hospital. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The name of an employee who died following a workplace accident Thursday morning has been released.

Emergency crews were called to Carbide Industries, in the 4400 block of Bells Lane, around 4:30 a.m. on a report of an employee who was possibly electrocuted, according to MetroSafe.

On Friday, the employee was identified as Patrick Jason Childers, 38, according to Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Eddie Robinson.

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Robinson said Childers was taken to University of Louisville Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:21 a.m.

A Carbide Industries spokeswoman issued the following statement about the incident:

"Carbide Industries LLC is sad to report one of its employees was fatally injured this morning in a workplace accident at the Company's Bells Lane facility in Louisville, Kentucky. The Company takes employee safety very seriously, and is working with government authorities to determine the cause of this incident. We ask that the public and media please respect the privacy of all our employees and, most importantly, the privacy of our fallen co-worker's family during this difficult time."

An autopsy was performed on Childers Friday.

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