Peoria County Sheriff’s Department
MAPLETON, IL – A death at the Caterpillar Foundry in Mapleton is currently under investigation.
At the time, few details are available, and the alarm systems are triggered, but according to Chris Watkins of the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office, investigators at the scene are investigating a death that was the result of a “work accident.”
Captain Chris Watkins at the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office says the accident occurred this morning, although other details are unknown at this time.
Jimmy Harwood, a Peoria County coroner, says the man was in his 30s.
In December, a man died at the same factory after falling from a “great height”.
We are deeply saddened by the death of an employee who was involved in a serious accident in Mapleton, Illinois, on June 2.
Our thoughts are with this employee’s family, friends and colleagues.
The safety of our employees, contractors and visitors is our top priority.