Employee dies in apparent accident at Ford Lima Engine Plant


This Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, photo shows a Ford sign at an auto dealership, in Hialeah, Fla. Ford Motor Co. says a change in the way it values pension assets will cut 2016 full-year net income by $2 billion. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

This Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, photo shows a Ford sign at an auto dealership, in Hialeah, Fla. Ford Motor Co. says a change in the way it values pension assets will cut 2016 full-year net income by $2 billion. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)


LIMA — An employee at the Ford Lima Engine Plant died Wednesday evening in an apparent mechanical equipment accident, the Allen County Sheriff’s Office confirmed on Thursday.

The victim was identified as Patrick Archer, 50, of Ada, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The case is still under investigation, but no foul play is suspected.

“We are saddened that a Lima Engine Plant employee died last night as a result of injuries sustained in a workplace accident,” a statement from Ford Motor Company said on Thursday. “We offer our sincerest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. The safety and security of everyone in our facility is our highest priority. We are investigating how this accident happened.”

This Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, photo shows a Ford sign at an auto dealership, in Hialeah, Fla. Ford Motor Co. says a change in the way it values pension assets will cut 2016 full-year net income by $2 billion. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/11/web1_ford.jpgThis Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, photo shows a Ford sign at an auto dealership, in Hialeah, Fla. Ford Motor Co. says a change in the way it values pension assets will cut 2016 full-year net income by $2 billion. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

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