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Employee dies after being injured at Haynes International in Kokomo

Posted at 3:42 PM, Nov 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-11 16:24:54-05

KOKOMO — One person has died after they were injured Friday morning at Haynes International headquarters in Kokomo.

Coroner Dr. Steven J. Seele says Seth Badger, 32, of Logansport was taken to the hospital from the business where he was pronounced dead.

According to its website, Haynes International develops, manufactures and markets alloys used in corrosion and high-temperature applications.

Kokomo Police told WRTV they are investigating a "work-related accident" that is still under investigation. No other information has been released.

Seele says the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) is also investigating. An IOSHA spokesperson tells WRTV state officers are closed Friday for Veterans Day, but more information could be available Monday.

Dan Maudlin of Haynes International said the incident occurred around 8:30 this morning in one of their buildings in Kokomo.

Maudlin said their internal emergency response team went to the building and provided assistance and CPR until emergency crews arrived.

“We are heartbroken here,” Maudlin said. “We asked that everyone keep his family in your thoughts and prayers during this time.”

The Employee Assistance Program at Haynes International will provided counseling to employees in the coming days, according to Maudlin.

An autopsy for Badger was scheduled for Friday.

Anyone with additional information may call the Howard County Coroner’s Office, 765-456-1186 or the Kokomo Police Department at 765-456-7017.