Winnebago Towables employee Rick Schlabach was killed at about 6:30 a.m., Thursday (April 6) in a workplace incident involving a forklift at the Winnebago Industries Inc. division’s facility in Middlebury, Ind., according to a Friday (April 7) report by WNDU, a South Bend, Ind.-based television affiliate.
Winnebago spokesmen, who were unavailable for comment, released the following statement to WNDU: “We are deeply saddened to confirm an incident took place the morning of April 6 on the campus of our Winnebago Towables facility in Middlebury, Indiana. The incident resulted in the death of a Winnebago employee. We express heartfelt condolences to the family and everyone impacted by this unfortunate incident. Our primary focus is to support our team members during this difficult time and we are engaging grief counseling resources for our employees. We are also working with appropriate authorities related to this matter.”
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