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Workplace accident victim was young Mooresville man

Sean Merrell was trapped in a machine at PacMoore
Posted at 9:54 PM, Oct 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-25 21:54:44-04

MOORESVILLE—New information from the Morgan County coroner about an accident at a Mooresville food manufacturing and processing plant.

The victim of Tuesday's workplace accident is identified as 22-year-old Sean Merrell of Mooresville, a PacMoore employee.

According to County Coroner Annette Rohlman, Merrell died of blunt force injuries after being trapped in a machine he was cleaning that was re-energized before he could get out.

Rohlman calls it a "tragic accident."