James Gentilello killed in fork lift accident at Capri Sun in Granite City

5:57 PM, Aug 7, 2012   |    comments
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Granite City, IL (KSDK) - A fatal industrial accident is being investigated this morning at a facility in Granite City.

Police were called to the Capri Sun Incorporated property in the 2900 block of Missouri Avenue around 5:15 a.m. Tuesday where they found a worker, 43-year-old James Gentilello, deceased.

Police say upon arrival they discovered Gentilello pinned between an unmanned, automated "laser guided vehicle" used to haul and lift loaded pallets of product and a metal racking unit used to store the loaded pallets.

The Madison County Coroner pronounced him dead at the scene.

Police are still investigating the incident.

Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.

The Capri Sun facility is a branch of the Kraft Food Company.

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