Worker Dies After Conveyor Accident at Illinois Plant

A 55-year-old man died after becoming trapped in equipment at the American Nickeloid Co. plant in Peru, IL.

John S. Forrester, former Managing Editor

February 28, 2022

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Emergency personnel were sent to the American Nickeloid Co. plant in Peru, IL on Monday, February 21 after a worker became trapped in a piece of conveying equipment, several local news organizations reported. The 55-year-old man reportedly died a day later from injuries.

Peru Police told the Shaw Local News Network that the worker became stuck in the conveyor around 6 a.m. and was freed once first responders arrived on scene. He was transported by helicopter to a local hospital for treatment.

The deceased man was identified as 55-year-old William Schmollinger of Dalzell, IL. An obituary posted to stated he had worked for American Nickeloid for a decade.

American Nickeloid is a supplier of specialty coated metals, pre-plated metals, pre-polished metals, pre-painted metals, and vinyl-metal laminates. The firm operates manufacturing locations in Peru, IL and Walnutport. PA.

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John S. Forrester

former Managing Editor, Powder & Bulk Solids

John S. Forrester is the former managing editor of Powder & Bulk Solids.

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