Victim ID’d: Stephenson County factory under OSHA investigation after worker’s death

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DAKOTA, Ill. (WTVO) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating after a worker died Sunday at the Berner Food and Beverage factory.

The incident happened just before 4 p.m.

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.

OSHA says Berner has had two prior violations, and they will be taking those into account while investigating the death.


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