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Man, 60, dies after fall into mixer at Chicago Heights plant

A worker was killed in an industrial accident at a Chicago Heights metals plant Thursday morning, officials said.

The victim has been identified as Romellio Cruz, 60, of South Holland.

Fire crews responded at 7 a.m. Thursday to the Vesuvius Factory at 333 State St.

Cruz was on the so-called “dry lines” and apparently wound up in one of the large mixers. Some mixers have blades up to four feet long.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has been transported to the medical examiner for an autopsy.

Sources who knew Cruz said he was a great, hard working, family man who was with the company for about 10 years.

Vesuvius is a company which produces cement-like materials for clients like power and steel plants.

OSHA was notified and is on scene as the Chicago Heights Detective Division conducts a death investigation.

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12 Comments to “Man, 60, dies after fall into mixer at Chicago Heights plant”

    sharong4 said:
    April 4, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    My heart goes out to his family.

    kirby1414 said:
    April 4, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Very sad story – - Sympathies and thoughts to his family, friends and those who loved him~

    Daniel said:
    April 5, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    It really does make me wonder when death will come. Rest in piece.

      melsydney said:
      April 7, 2013 at 6:21 PM

      Peace Daniel, Peace

        EKNEP said:
        April 8, 2013 at 9:27 AM

        JEEEEEZ, SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST NOT EDUCATED!

        itsmonday said:
        April 8, 2013 at 1:21 PM

        GET A LIFE!

    squaw833 said:
    April 5, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    REALLY???????? NOW???????? Humor is a fantastic quality BUT there is a place and time and now IS NOT the time.

    jonnyess said:
    April 5, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Sad story…..Condolences to his family and friends.

    chachi said:
    April 5, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    Do you have concrete evidence to support this claim?

      Mike said:
      April 8, 2013 at 11:13 PM

      LMAO….Oh boy ^^^^^^^ That comment just made my night!!!!!

    Sean M. Alexander said:
    April 6, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    My condolences goes out to his family and friends.

    joy said:
    April 7, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    my condolences..:(

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