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Sat Nov 16, 2013, 01:13 PM

Worker Hangs Self from Crane at G.E. Erie Plant after Massive Layoffs [View all]

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(cross posted from LBN)


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Authorities probe reported hanging at GE plant

Staff report, Erie Times-News










Authorities are investigating a reported hanging tonight in Building 20 at GE Transportation, 2901 East Lake Road, in Lawrence Park Township, according to Erie County dispatch.


Township police and fire crews were called to the plant at about 7:23 p.m. after workers discovered a person hanging from a crane in Building 20, according to county dispatch.


No other details were immediately available

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Read more: http://www.goerie.com/article/20131115/NEWS02/311159852/Authorities-probe-reported-hanging-at-GE-plant


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This is after nearly 1,000 jobs are being outsourced to G.E.'s new plant in fT. Worth Texas. Rumor on my local message board from G.E. workers is that the victim is a woman who recently learned she was being laid off.
Funny how well G.E. has managed to keep this little human interest story quiet, one would think this would be all over national news networks. Guess all their media holdings pay off when it counts.
We certainly wouldn't want to interrupt "Duck Dynasty" or "Honey Boo Boo" to show the proles the real cost of vulture capitalism.

UPDATE:
"Published: November 16, 2013 9:18 PM EST
Updated: November 16, 2013 9:16 PM EST

Deputy coroner: Death at GE in Lawrence Park investigated as suicide

Staff report, Erie Times-News










A 57-year-old Erie man was found dead at his work station inside Building 20 on Friday at GE Transportation in Lawrence Park.


Erie County Deputy Coroner Korac Timon confirmed the death today and said there has not yet been a ruling on it, but that it was being investigated as a suicide.


Timon would not identify the man pending notification of family.


Authorities were called to the plant Friday at about 7:23 p.m. on a report of a hanging from a crane at the building.


GE Transportation spokeswoman Jennifer Erickson said the victim was a man employed at the plant. Timon said the man had worked there for more than 30 years.


"Our thoughts are with the employee's family and co-workers. Professionals from GE's Employee Assistance Program will be on-site this weekend and available to help support employees during this difficult time,'' Erickson said in an e-mail.


Timon said the man's body was found by a co-worker, less than an hour after the last time he had been seen alive. While no official ruling has been made, "it is not a work-related accident," he said."
So it was not a woman. not that it makes any difference.

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