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Glass worker dies in Portage plant accident

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PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) -- Portage police say a worker at a glass plant has died after apparently being knocked over by a large sheet of glass.

A Portage Daily Register report says the employee worked at Cardinal Glass Industries in Portage. His name has not been released.

Police Sgt. Keith Klafke says the worker had taken large pieces of glass outside the building Sunday for recycling. The sheets measure about 8 feet by 8 feet.

Klafke says there were no witnesses, but a preliminary investigation suggests that part of the glass came loose and knocked him back.

Plant manager Ernie Curley says when the man didn't return to the building, another worker went to look for him. Police were called about 3 a.m.

Curley says everyone is going through a period of shock.

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Information from: Portage Daily Register, http://www.portagedailyregister.com

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