Man killed in accident at John Deere Harvester identified

Posted Online: May 09, 2013, 12:12 pm
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By Anthony Watt,
The man killed Wednesday when a trailer fell on him at the John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, has been identified asDwaine T. Hasson, 36, Coal Valley.

Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson said anautopsy performed earlier today indicates the preliminary cause of death was multiple traumatic crushing injuries.

He said an investigation into the accident is ongoing and an inquest is pending.

Deere & Co. issued a press release Wednesday afternoon saying that one man had been killed and another injured. Both men worked for an outside contractor.

No other information is yet available.


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