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Tue Apr 11, 2017
Middlebury, Indiana Police Department officers are continuing their investigation into the workplace death of Rick Schlabach at the Winnebago Towables facility on April 6.
Middlebury Town Marshal Kevin Miller said the investigation into Schlabach's death is expected to be completed by Tuesday.
"At this point, we're not releasing anything official," Miller said, according to a story by The Goshen News. "The company called OSHA right away and they are cooperating fully in the investigation."
Schlabach, 54, was killed in a forklift incident on the morning of April 6. Schlabach's son-in-law Doug Smith said that a co-worker ran his father-in-law over with a forklift, which resulted in his death.
That alleged account has yet to be confirmed by the police or the Elkhart County Coroner.
Winnebago Spokesman Sam Jefson didn't provide any further information on the incident.
"We will provide additional information as appropriate," Jefson said.
This is a developing story. Check back at www.rvnews.com for additional coverage.