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Kankakee Man Killed in Forklift Accident

21-year old Kankakee resident Jacob Dluzak was killed Wednesday morning after becoming trapped in a forklift. Dluzak, who was working for St. Anne Farmers Consignment Auction, was found trapped in the bars of a boom forklift by a fellow co-worker early Wednesday. He was immediately taken to Riverside Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 10:49 a.m.

The cause of the accident which took Dluzak’s life was not immediately known, as the Kankakee County Sherriff’s Department’s investigation into the incident remained ongoing.

Workplace accidents like this are deeply tragic for all involved. Our thoughts are with the victim of this terrible accident and his family.