UPDATE – Jan. 16
Wednesday morning, Susan B. West, executive director of the office of communications and public outreach for the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, made the following statement to Owensboro Times.
As a partner with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, West said, they have the statutory responsibility to enforce occupational safety and health (OSH) standards in Kentucky.
“On Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, our offices responded to a phone call received from Glenmore Distillery. After the phone call was received, our team of investigators was on-site beginning their investigation,” West said. “Because this is an on-going investigation, the only comment that we can make is that we can confirm there was a work-related death at Glenmore Distillery. We are deeply saddened to learn about this death. Because of varying details among each investigation, we cannot give a specific timeline on when our investigation will be completed.”
In reference to a how long there would be a delay in operations, West deferred to Glenmore Distillery who could not be reached for comment.
UPDATE – Jan. 15
Coroner Jeff Jones has identified the man who died in a work-related accident at Glenmore Distillery Monday as Dennis Layman, 44, of Owensboro. According to Jones, Layman’s death was caused by blunt force trauma as a result of a fall from a suspension walkway.
Owensboro Times was unable to reach Glenmore Distillery for comment.
DEVELOPING – Jan. 14
According to Daviess County Coroner Jeff Jones, there was a work-related fatality at Glenmore Distillery Monday due to a fall. Jones said the coroner’s office will transport the body to Madisonville for an autopsy Tuesday. Jones confirmed that the victim was male and that most of the family has been notified.
A spokesperson from Glenmore Distillery said they were still trying to piece together what happened and could not provide any information at this time.