BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - The Butler County Coroner's office on Friday released the name of the worker who died Thursday while doing maintenance work in a Fairfield bowling alley.
According to the coroner's office, David Geiger, 53, of Cincinnati died of asphyxiation.
Geiger was doing maintenance in the back on a pin setter when part of his clothing got caught in the machine, Fairfield police said. The equipment pulled him in, killing him.
Federal officials confirmed Friday they are investigating the case.
Bill Wilkerson, area director for the Cincinnati office of the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), said investigators responded to Northwest Lanes on Happy Valley Drive immediately following the incident. They plan to return next week as they continue their probe.
"It's a very tragic accident," he said.
No one heard or saw the accident, authorities say, but another employee at the bowling alley found Geiger about ten minutes after it happened.
"He was sent back with a problem with one of the lanes," said police spokesman Doug Day. "He went back there and they tried to call him and when he didn't answer the call they went back there and found him. It's not something they have happen very offer so like the other employees it's a small business, so they're all affected."
Geiger had worked for the bowling alley about four years.