State Police Investigate Death of Contractor in Tell City

Indiana State Police are investigating the death of a construction worker who fell while working Saturday night in a Tell City foundry.

State Police say at about 5:50 central time Saturday evening, 45-year-old Bobby Felty of Owensboro, Kentucky was working inside of a furnace at the Thyssenkrupp Waupaca Foundry when the decking that he was standing on gave way. Police say Felty fell about 55 feet and landed on a concrete floor. First responders working at the foundry as well as Perry County EMS were called to the scene.

Felty was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing any type of safety device at the time of the fall. Felty was an onsite contractor for Stewart Industrial of Owensboro.