Rochelle Man Killed in Industrial Accident

ROCHELLE (WIFR) -- New details surface about the industrial accident that killed a 25-year-old Rochelle man.

Rochelle Police say Mackenzie Downing died after he was crushed by a film spooler. Downing died on Wednesday during his shift at Transworld Plastic Films. Witnesses say he was accidentally pulled into the machine.

The company makes plastic for everything from tires to roofing.

Police say they have completed their investigation.

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  • by Lisa on Sep 3, 2010 at 02:40 PM
    My heart goes out to the Downing family. He was a great man.
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