A 19-year-old worker at Paul Mueller Company, injured this morning in Springfield, has died.
The fire department says William ‘Cole’ Hambelton was pinned between a semi and a trailer.
In a release, Mueller President David Moore says “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and closest co-workers”.
Hambelton was newly hired at Paul Mueller, which is a stainless steel equipment manufacturing company.
It’s located on West Phelps Street.
The Paul Mueller Company has released the name of an employee who died after being seriously injured earlier Thursday.
In a statement, company president David Moore says, “I am deeply saddened to report that one of our co-workers, William “Cole” Hambelton, passed away shortly before 9:00 a.m.”
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — An accident at the Paul Mueller Company factory near downtown Springfield killed a newly hired worker on Thursday morning. A news release from the company said William “Cole” Hambelton died just before 9 a.m.
Springfield Police officers, paramedics, and the fire department were called to the loading dock area after a semi truck was backing up to hook onto a trailer and the driver didn’t see Hambelton.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and closest co-workers,” Mueller president David Moore said in a news release.
An employee of the Paul Mueller Company died just before 9 a.m. Thursday after being pinned between a truck and trailer.
William “Cole” Hambelton was fatally injured Thursday morning about 8 a.m. at the Springfield facility, Mueller officials said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and closest co-workers,” Mueller President David Moore said in a news release.
Assistant Springfield Fire Chief Randy Villines said Hambelton was believed to be about 19 years old.
Villines said fire crews got the call at 8:14 a.m. and responded to the north yard of the stainless steel equipment manufacturing company, 1600 W. Phelps St. Jean Williams, of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Kansas City office, said investigators were at the site of the accident Thursday afternoon.
Paul Mueller Company manufactures high-quality stainless steel equipment used in over 100 countries worldwide on dairy farms and in wide varieties of industrial applications, including food, dairy and beverage processing; pharmaceutical, biotechnological and chemical processing; water distillation; heat transfer; heat recovery; HVAC; and process cooling.