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Update:  Alcoa has identified the worker at its Davenport Works plant who was killed on the job Monday night as being Robert Leech, 45, of Wheatland, Iowa.

Visitation for Mr. Leech is Thursday from 4 to 8 PM and funeral services are Friday at 11 AM at Chapman Funeral Home in Wheatland, Iowa.

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RIVERDALE, Iowa - An Alcoa employee was killed on the job Monday night at the Davenport Works plant. 

The accident happened in the west end of the plant at around 8 PM.  The employee was flown to the hospital where he was pronounced dead around 9 PM.  The man's name is not yet being released, and he is described only as being "relatively new" to the plant.

Alcoa is not providing details regarding specific equipment that may have been involved but tells KWQC TV6 it was a "serious accident resulting in the death of one of our employees."  An Alcoa spokesperson says it is not known what caused the accident but that Alcoa is investigating and OSHA has been notified.

The last fatal accident at Davenport Works occurred in August 2000, according to Alcoa.  That accident did not involve the same equipment involved Monday night.

The plant employs 2,200 workers.  Alcoa says operations came to a stop briefly Monday night after the accident occurred, and some workers went home early.

Alcoa is making counseling available to employees on Tuesday.

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