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Man dies after falling 30 feet at St. Henry industrial site

A 23-year-old Fort Wayne man died after falling 30 feet at an industrial site in northwest Ohio Friday morning.

Posted: Aug 2, 2019 1:22 PM
Updated: Aug 3, 2019 8:46 AM

ST. HENRY, Ohio (WFFT) – A 23-year-old Fort Wayne man died after falling 30 feet at an industrial site in northwest Ohio Friday morning.

Deputies with the Mercer County Sheriff's Office responded to a call that a man fell off a platform Friday shortly before 8 a.m. at 5424 Watkins Road in St. Henry.

Deputies were told that a man that was using a Genie Telehandler to lift items into the air to a platform, had attempted to step onto the vehicle in an attempt to unload it, causing the load to shift and the victim to fall about 30 feet onto concrete.

Deputies identified the victim was as 23-year-old Alexis Ivan Gutierrez Sanvicente of Fort Wayne.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No further information was immediately released.

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