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updated: 12/27/2012 5:35 PM

Kankakee man dies in forklift accident

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Associated Press

ST. ANNE, Ill. -- A northeastern Illinois consignment auction worker has died after becoming trapped in a forklift.

The Daily Journal in Kankakee reported that 21-year-old Jacob Dluzak of Kankakee died Wednesday morning. A co-worker at St. Anne Farmers Consignment Auction found Dluzak trapped in the bars of a boom forklift. The Kankakee County coroner says Dluzak was pronounced dead in the emergency room at a Kankakee hospital.

The Kankakee County sheriff's office was investigating the death. An autopsy was planned.

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