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Worksite Accident Results in Death

In an unfortunate work site accident, a 58-year-old Mansfield man was killed. The preliminary autopsy results indicate the cause of death was blunt force injuries that were received when a large front-end loader struck the deceased while being backed up. The sheriff’s office was called to the accident site at about 8:40 a.m. and, according to Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup, the man was pronounced dead at 9:30 am at a worksite in Champaign. Both the incident and death are under investigation by the county sheriff’s and coroner’s offices.