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Forklift Operator Killed in Work-Related Accident

by Keith Adkins | November 8th, 2012

Oct. 8, 2012

A 54-year-old forklift operator from Dodgeville, Wisconsin, was killed earlier this week as a result of an on-the-job accident. According to a story published by The Cap Times, the incident occurred at around 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday at Wick Homes, located at 341 Walter Road in Mazomanie, Wisconsin.

A spokesperson for the Dane County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Elise Schaffer, stated the man was moving a load of wooden trusses onto a flatbed trailer to be taken to a jobsite when the load suddenly shifted and fell back on top of the machine. Rescue crews rushed to the scene and attempted to save the man’s life, but he had died from the traumatic Wisconsin personal injury he sustained in the accident.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been contacted to conduct an investigation into what may have caused the accident and if it was preventable.

Accidents like these are all too common, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics saying roughly 15 percent of all workplace fatalities in the United States last year were the result of contact with a piece of machinery or an object at a jobsite.

The Appleton Personal Injury Lawyers with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz understand the dangers of handling equipment and large objects on the job. Our law firm is here to answer any questions you may have if you have been injured in a work-related accident through no fault of your own.

Wisconsin Construction Accident Leaves One Dead And Another Man Injured

by Keith Adkins | July 5th, 2012

July 5, 2012

A construction accident has left one man dead and another worker seriously injured. According to The Northwestern, the accident happened on the Butte Des Morts Bridge along US 41 at around 9:00 a.m. this morning.

Reports indicate that the operator of a crane was working to lift a large steel beam, when the crane collapsed and tumbled down onto a construction zone that had been established on the bridge. The crane landed on top of a 35-year-old Green Bay man who was working for one of the subcontractors assigned to the project. The impact killed him instantly. The crane operator was severely injured and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been contacted to conduct an investigation to determine what, if anything, could have prevented this tragedy.

This is not the first accident associated with renovations being done along the highway. In late April, a 58-year-old worker was killed while unloading equipment and materials from a similar crane. OSHA says a final report on the causes of the accident will be released in October.

The Appleton Personal Injury Lawyers with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz understand how devastating the loss of a loved one from a Wisconsin Personal Injury can be. That is why the firm would like to send their deepest condolences to the friends and family of the worker who died in this tragic accident.

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