PEARL CITY, ILLINOIS — Reports of a work related accident that claimed the life of a Pearl Valley Eggs employee came in yesterday afternoon.
Witnesses state seeing an ambulance and firetrucks around the facility, and going through the gate of the plant around 2:30 Thursday afternoon.
The Stephenson County Sheriff’s Office said they received a call Thursday afternoon reporting a work related accident at the food processing plant. However when Pearl City Fire and Ambulance arrived, they found the person already passed.
Reports that the person fell into a machine, are unsubstantiated at this time. The name of the victim is not being released.
The matter is currently under investigation.