Edwardsville man dies after fall at Alton flour mill

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Posted on August 6, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 6 at 1:32 PM

ALTON, Ill. (AP) -- A ConAgra mill worker was killed in a fall at an Alton flour mill.

ConAgra spokeswoman Becky Niiya says 47-year-old Jay Van Buskirk of Edwardsville died Saturday afternoon at the ConAgra Foods plant. She says Van Buskirk fell when he was moving between floors while standing on a man-lift platform. The plant is nine stories tall. The cause of the fall wasn't immediately clear.

Niiya says Van Buskirk worked for ConAgra for less than a year. She says the company is investigating the accident and working with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

About 90 employees work at the Alton facility.
 

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