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Pottery worker dies in accident at job

April 21, 2017 at 11:17 p.m.

Marshall Pottery is shown in in Marshall on Thursday, April 20, 2017, three days after a supervisor there was found deceased in a piece of equipment.

An autopsy has been ordered in the death of a 42-year-old Marshall Pottery supervisor who died on the job this week in what's being investigated as an industrial accident.

Funeral services for Arturo Gonzalez of Marshall were Friday.

Marshall Fire Chief Reggie Cooper said EMS units responded to Marshall Pottery to a report of a man who was stuck in a piece of equipment, possibly a kiln.

Cooper said the man was unresponsive and not breathing. He also was not entangled in any equipment.

Kelly Colvin, public information officer for Marshall Police Department, said the cause of death has not been determined but is being investigated as an industrial accident.

Marshall Pottery officials declined comment.

Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials did not return calls to confirm whether they are involved in the investigation.

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