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Bloomington Cargill plant fall victim dies

Mon, 20 Aug 2012 16:01:55 CDT
By: AP


A Heyworth man who fell at the Cargill food processing plant in Bloomington last week has died of his injuries. McLean County Coroner Beth Kimmerling says 48-year old Michael Burleson died at OSF St. Joseph's Medical Center five days after falling 15 feet at the storage facility August 15th. Kimmerling says no autopsy will be performed since he had undergone medical care at the hospital but her office and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate circumstances surrounding the incident. Forensic toxicology testing will be conducted. Kimmerling says Burleson had worked at the plant about three years and was the father of two children.

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