Man who died in Springfield machine shop incident identified

Police identified a 63-year-old man who died in an industrial incident at Eastern Enterprise in Springfield on Tuesday morning.

Deceased is William Skeens, the Springfield Police Division confirmed Tuesday afternoon.

Investigators from the Springfield Police Division were called to the 200 block of Dayton Avenue before 8 a.m. Tuesday, and the Clark County Coroner’s Office also responded, Lt. Jeff Williams confirmed.

No other injuries were reported at the business in an incident Williams called “truly tragic.”

An employee called 911 to report a man “was pulled” into a machine.

“There’s somebody dead in a machine,” the caller said.

“Do you know what happened?” the dispatcher asked.

“He got pulled into the machine. I don’t really know.”

Foul play is not suspected, police confirmed.