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Coroner releases name in fatal industrial accident

The following is from the Humboldt County Coroner's Office:

On January 6, 2015 at approximately 9:30 a.m., our office received request for response to Sierra Pacific Industries at 2593 State Route 255. 

The decedent is Forrest Hill, CA, resident, Mike Vander Veen, 64 years old. 

The manner of death appears to be an accidental electrocution. An autopsy will be held on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at our office. 

This is an active investigation in conjunction with Cal/OSHA and Pacific Gas and Electric Company with the support of Arcata Fire. Additional details will be released upon completion of investigation as a whole.