One person is dead after an industrial accident in Decatur

DECATUR, Ind. (AP) – One person has died and another was taken by helicopter to a local hospital after an industrial accident outside Decatur.

Adams County Coroner Leslie Cook says emergency crews were called to Manley Meats around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday for a report of two unresponsive people. In a statement, Cook says work was being done on a sewer pit when one or both people became unresponsive.

The Adams County Coroner ruled 40-year old Justin Manley died from suffocating in Hydrogen Sulfide Gas. His death was ruled accidental. Mark Manley remains in critical but stable condition at a Fort Wayne hospital.

Manley Meats posted on Facebook Wednesday night that the business will be closed Thursday “due to a family tragedy.”

The company posted another Facebook post Thursday thanking everyone for their support.


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