Contractor crushed to death on Sheboygan construction site

A 22-year-old contractor died Thursday morning after being pinned between heavy equipment and a wall during construction of the new Meijer store, officials said.

A Sheboygan County medical examiner called to the 3300 block Kohler Memorial Drive just before 8:30 determined that Marcelo Barreilo-Mersfelder died of blunt force trauma.

Police said the death was accidental, but added that the investigation was in its initial stages.

Barreilo-Mersfelder was employed by Superior Masonry Builders Inc. of Butler, Wisconsin.

The Occupational and Health Administration (OSHA) was contacted as part of the investigation.

The new Meijer store, part of Memorial Mall, is expected to open in 2019.

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