Heyworth man injured at work dies at hospital

By WEEK Producer

Heyworth man injured at work dies at hospital

August 20, 2012 Updated Aug 20, 2012 at 3:58 PM CDT

MCLEAN CO., Ill. -- A 48-year-old Heyworth man succumbed to his injuries Monday after falling 15 feet last week.

According to the Pantagraph, Michael Burleson was working at the Cargill plant in Bloomington when he fell Wednesday.

He was hospitalized for five days, before being pronounced dead Monday.

Coroner Beth Kimmerling says no autopsy will be performed and that hospital records and toxicology tests will be used to determine his cause of death.

Kimmerling and OSHA are working together to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death.

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