Newmar Employee Killed in Work Accident

July 22, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

A factory worker died after falling from the back of a pickup truck at Newmar Corp. in Nappanee, Ind., early Tuesday (July 20).

According to a report by Nappanee police, two men were riding in the back of a pickup truck near Plant 7 at Newmar when the truck hit a bump and both passengers fell out of the truck at 7:12 a.m., the Goshen News reported

Edward O. Borkholder, 41, struck his head on the ground and was unresponsive when medical personnel arrived. He was taken to South Bend Memorial Hospital for treatment of the head trauma. He died at the hospital at 2:52 p.m. Tuesday.

Borkholder was a 20-year veteran of Newmar.

Police said the second man was not hurt.

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