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Man dies from a concrete crushing machine in Frankfort

Frankfort police are investigating an industrial accident that happened at the IMI Irving Materials Inc. plant in Frankfort.

Posted: Aug 31, 2019 5:04 PM
Updated: Aug 31, 2019 11:39 PM

CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Frankfort police along with the Clinton County Coroner's Office are investigating an industrial accident at the IMI Irving Materials Inc. plant in Frankfort. 

Police said they received a call Friday about 1:24 pm that a man was caught in a piece of machinery. 

They said once Clinton County EMS arrived on scene, the man was dead due to a head injury. Captain Myers with Frankfort police said workers had to shut down the machine due to concrete clogging it up.

The man was on the crushing machine when he asked his co-workers to turn the machine back on. The machine shook, knocking him off his balance and causing him to fall, hitting his head. 

Myers said the man did not go through the crushing part of the machine. He fell onto an area of the machine and hit his head. 

Myers also said the workers were contracted from Bulldog Crushing & Screening and were crushing concrete in the back part of the IMI Irving Materials Plant. He said this was an accident and there's no criminal investigation. 

Frankfort Police Department is also working with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to conduct a workplace investigation to assess the situation and see if proper safety measures were taken. 

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