Worker Killed in Bowling Alley Accident
Maintenance employee's clothing gets caught in machine
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2014 2:33 PM CST

(Newser) – A maintenance worker trying to repair a pin-setting machine at a bowling alley was killed when his clothes got caught in the equipment, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer. The freak accident claimed the life of 53-year-old David Geiger at an alley in Fairfield, Ohio. No customers saw it take place, and fellow workers found Geiger only when he failed to answer pages. "The machines are about 40-50 years old—they're good machines but just like any running machine they're dangerous—they got gears, pulleys, everything's running back there," the head mechanic at another alley tells WCPO.