Update: Man killed at Behr Iron and Metal in South Beloit

Online Staff Report

The man killed in an industrial accident at Behr Iron and Metal Monday night has been identified.

Alfredo Arrendondo, 39, of Beloit, Wis., became trapped in a machine at the South Beloit recycling plant at around 7 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:40 p.m. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, March 11.

Although an investigation continued Tuesday, authorities say Arrendondo’s death was accidental. The plant remains closed as of this report.


Online Staff Report

A man was confirmed dead Monday by South Beloit Fire Chief Kenneth Morse Monday, after an accident at Behr Iron and Metal, 120 Wheeler Ave.

Morse said the victim, a man in his 30s, became trapped in a machine at the recycling plant around 7 p.m.

As of this report, the plant was closed while police and the Winnebago County Coroner investigate the scene.

The cause of the accident is under investigation. The name of the victim has not been released.

The Rock River Times will have more on this story as it becomes available.

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