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Family Demands Answers After Woman Dies At Work

A central Kentucky woman died after being struck in the neck by a piece of broken machinery at a Mt. Sterling manufacturing plant, Kentucky State Police said.

Lina Shearer, 43, of Clay City was pronounced dead Monday night at Mary Chiles Hospital in Mount Sterling.

She was an employee at Lexington Metal Systems LLC and was operating a 1,000-ton machine press that manufactured bumper
parts when a piece of steel in the machine broke.

When the press lowered, the broken piece shattered and a piece struck Shearer in the left side of the neck, police said.

State police are continuing to investigate the death. Shearer's husband, Gilbert Shearer, told 27 NEWSFIRST he just wants to know how the tragic accident happened. He said the company will not give him any answers. On Wednesday Lexington Metal Systems released a statement which offered its condolences and said it is working with investigators to determine the cause of the accident.


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