Man killed in industrial accident in Mercer County

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MENDON, Ohio (WDTN) — The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly industrial accident in the Village of Mendon.

Sheriff Jeff Grey says a man died at the Village of Mendon Utility Department on East Market Street Thursday. Deputies went to the scene after someone called 911 just after 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

According to the sheriff’s office, 49-year-old Brendan Poling climbed inside the bed of a dump truck carrying salt. Investigators say Poling, who was an employee for the Village of Mendon, appears to have slipped into a salt auger.

Another employee found Poling a short time later. Poling was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Mendon Fire Department and Celina EMS assisted the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department at the scene.Grab the FREE WDTN News App for iPhone or Android. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all the latest news, weather and sports.

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