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Yankee Candle employee killed in on-the-job accident

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 yankee candle 1 Yankee Candle employee killed in on the job accident

A 24-year-old worker at a Yankee Candle Co. warehouse in Deerfield has died after falling from a forklift.

The Northwestern District Attorney’s office says Richard Tyson, of Springfield, was pronounced dead at a hospital after the accident, which happened shortly before 4:30 a.m. on Thursday. Authorities said he fell about 30 feet from the forklift and suffered serious trauma.

The district attorney’s office and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating.

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