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Employee of Whitestown Waste Management killed in workplace accident, 2nd death at facility since December

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Posted at 3:42 PM, Jun 19, 2024

WHITESTOWN — An employee of Waste Management in Whitestown was killed in a workplace accident on Tuesday.

Officers with the Whitestown Police Department were called to the Waste Management facility, located at 6252 South Indianapolis Road, on reports of a person struck just after 2 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers located an employee of the facility who suffered a traumatic injury after being struck by a work vehicle.

The victim, identified as 59-year-old Johnny Williams, of Indianapolis, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials say another workplace death occurred at the facility in December.

However, the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) says the employer for the December incident was not Waste Management of Indiana but rather a contractor that was working at the facility's location.

IOSHA will be issuing a safety-compliance inspection for the facility.