Stephenson County factory worker killed after an accident at work

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STEPHENSON COUNTY (WTVO) – It happened around 3:45 Sunday afternoon at Berner Food and Beverage on East Factory Road, in Dakota Township.

An accident at the food production factory left one of the employees unconscious. EMS pronounced the employee dead at the factory.

The Stephenson County Sheriff’s Office says a fork lift operator accidentally drove off a loading dock, killing the operator, 45-year-old Marc Merriman, of Loves Park.

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