Clinton man dies in workplace accident

DeWitt County and OSHA investigators are looking into the death of a 57-year-old man at McElroy Metal in Clinton on Thursday. (Photo Google Street View)

By Howard Packowitz

CLINTON – A workplace accident killed a man in Clinton on Thursday.

DeWitt County Coroner Randy Rice says the 57-year old man died after a pallet of sheet metal fell on him at the McElroy Metal Service Center on Route 10 at about 9:50 Thursday morning. The McElroy employee was pronounced dead at the scene.

Rice will release the victim’s name after notfiying family.

Clinton Police and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating.

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