Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn has joined in assisting Pontoon Beach Police Department with the investigation into the death of a young man who was killed in an early morning accident at his workplace, Saddle Creek Corporation, located at 12 East Gateway Commerce Center in Pontoon Beach.
Police were called to the scene at 1:24 a.m. Wednesday.
19 year old Zachery M. Boland, of Mitchell, IL, was pronounced dead at 2:08 a.m. at the warehouse facility.
Preliminary investigation reveals Boland was operating a forklift and loading appliances onto a truck. The truck driver thought the loading of his truck had been completed and started to pull away, which apparently caused the forklift to fall backwards, causing Boland to strike his head on the door plate of loading dock. He had been working at the facility less than a month.