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Worker killed after arm gets trapped in gravel machine in Volo

File Photo – Kanzler Construction in Volo | Photo: Google Street View.

A worker at an excavator company was killed after his entire arm got stuck in a large gravel machine and sustained major trauma in Volo, police said.

The Wauconda Fire District and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 12:17 p.m. Friday to Kanzler Excavating, 30846 North Route 12 in Volo, for an injured person call.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located a 33-year-old Woodstock man whose arm was stuck in a gravel screening machine.

“It appeared the male attempted to free some rocks that may have been stuck in the hopper, and his entire right arm sustained major trauma,” Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said.

The man was located by a fellow employee who immediately called 911. The man was deceased upon the arrival of deputies, Covelli said.

The Lake County Coroner’s Office was notified and responded to the scene. An autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday.

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The sheriff’s office also notified the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the incident.

The incident does not appear to be criminal in nature; however, it remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Lake County Coroner’s Office.


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