Industrial Accident at Allen Harim in Harbeson Under Investigation

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An industrial accident at the Allen Harim plant in Harbeson took the life of a Bridgeville man Friday night.  Delaware State Police say two employees were trying to change a battery on a pallet jack.  While the new battery was being lowered, the corner got hung up on the corner of another battery.  As the employee tried to manually glide the new battery into place, the horizontal block portion of the hoist struck the employee.  The 59 year old man was taken to Beebe Medical Center where he died from his injuries.  The investigation is continuing and the man’s body has been turned over to the Division of Forensic Science.  There are no signs of foul play.