LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – A mechanic died in a workplace incident at UPS Wednesday morning.
The mechanic, identified by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office as David Platt, 28, of Springfield, Kentucky, was working at UPS’ Centennial ground hub, located off Outer Loop, when the injury was reported around 4:30 a.m., according to UPS spokesman Jim Mayer.
Mayer released a statement about Platt’s death that read in part, “This is a tragic situation, and we offer our deepest condolences to the employee’s family at this difficult time. Safety is one of our core values at UPS, and we are working with relevant authorities to determine what happened.”
Mayer said Platt repaired sorting equipment.
Co-workers and family friends have created a GoFundMe account to help raise money for Platt’s family for financial assistance. To learn more and donate, click or tap here.