Kearney man killed in work accident

KEARNEY, Neb. (Nebraska) – A Kearney man was killed in a work accident early Monday morning.

Kearney Police Lieutenant Derek Luke said emergency crews were called around 5:45 a.m. for a person trapped in a laser cutting machine at MACH 1 Manufacturing.

Lt. Luke said that when first responders arrived at the scene, the man was already dead from his injuries.

The man was identified as Greg Geist, 50.

Lt. Luke said Geist was in the building alone at the time of the incident.

According to his LinkedIn page, Geist was the director of operations at MACH 1 Manufacturing.

MACH 1 Manufacturing has stated on its website that it is a cutting service with tube, waterjet and laser cutting.

Kearney Police has forwarded the case to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), where they will decide whether they will investigate further.

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