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Coffee guru crushed to death by falling coffee machine

By Nora Meszaros     May 29, 2014 in Odd News
Chicago - A renowned coffee expert was killed in Chicago Saturday while taking down a large coffee machine in the city's Grant Park.
A coffee machine.
Whether he was taking it down or putting it up is uncertain — but 48-year-old James Karr lost his balance while handling the coffee machine on the 300 hundred block of East Jackson near Grant Park, Chicago Tribune reports.
Police told the Tribune that Karr grabbed the machine in effort to stop it from falling, when it fell on his head and torso, crushing him.
The accident occurred around 4:30 p.m. and Karr was rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead at 4:56 p.m., according to Gawker.
According to the Chicago Tribune, autopsy results from May 25 said Karr died from multiple injuries associated with the commercial-grade coffee maker, ruling his death an accident.
After working at Intelligentsia coffee for seven years, Karr left to co-found SteamVolt in 2012, a coffee company, "which specialises in technical support to brewers and works to bring innovation to coffee brewing equipment," according to Australia News.
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