Ford issued citation, fined $37,000 in death of worker killed on job

Ford issued citation, fined $37,000 in death of worker killed on job
Ivan Bridgewater (Source: Family photo)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Kentucky Department of Labor fined Ford more than $37,000 for a worker's death at the Kentucky Truck Plant in December.

The department issued a serious citation -- the most severe it can issue -- in the death of Ivan Bridgewater in 2017.

He was an electrician who was working alone when he was crushed when a semi backed into a loading dock, pinning Bridgewater against the dock area.

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Investigators found the lighting in that area was too dark.

A Louisville Metro Police Department investigation is ongoing.

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