GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Weld County Coroner’s Office identified a man who died at the JBS meat packing plant in Greeley. Jonathan Bryan Duerst, 55, of Greeley, died on Saturday after what the coroner’s office calls a possible work-related accident.”
Duerst is believed to have drowned after machinery knocked him unconscious.READ MORE: Crews Cut A Path Through Mudslides In Glenwood Canyon For Bus To Pick up Stranded I-70 Drivers
The coroner’s office says an autopsy will reveal a final manner of death.READ MORE: Colorado Weather: Monsoon Moisture Set To Bring Heavy Rain For Many This Weekend
Local 1 Union spokesman Ted Herrera told CBS4’s Dillon Thomas Duerst was likely hit by a flap on a machine which caused him to loose consciousness, leading him to fall into a pool of liquid.
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Greeley Police confirmed they responded to the scene. However, officers did not conduct a death investigation as there were no signs of criminal wrongdoing in the death.