A 51-year-old Belmond man has died as the result of an industrial accident Wednesday at the Eaton Corporation plant in Belmond. He is identified as Doug Barkema.

Officials with the Eaton facility said Barkema was a 24-year employee and was a machine operator. An investigation is underway into what would have caused the accident. An Eaton spokeswoman declined to say how the incident happened in the first place.

(Reporting by Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City)