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Jay VanBuskirk dies in fall at Alton ConAgra mill

11:12 AM, Aug 6, 2012   |    comments
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Alton, IL (KSDK) - Police are investigating an employee's death at the ConAgra flour mill in Alton over the weekend.

47-year-old Jay VanBuskirk of Edwardsville was killed at the ConAgra Foods mill located in the 100 block of West Broadway on Saturday.

Investigators say they responded to the mill just after 4:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon and found the unidentified worker.

Officials say the victim was working on a lift at the facility when he reportedly lost balance and fell approximately 56 to 74 feet to his death inside the plant.  Police say he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Witnesses say VanBuskirk had complained of feeling dizzy prior to the incident.

Police say the investigation continues.

Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.

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