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Second Person Dies From Mill Accident Injuries

The second person who was injured in an accident at Packaging Corp of America in Lincoln County July 17 has died. The 29-year-old Michigan man died last Saturday at a Twin Cities hospital after suffering severe injuries and burns from fly ash. He and another man from […]

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OSHA Penalties Often Reduced, Minimal In Employee’s Death

A review of penalties companies who had an employee die in Wisconsin show that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration rarely issued severe penalties. The review, conducted by the Gannett Wisconsin Media and reported in several Gannet-owned newspapers, found that in a review of 240 workplace fatalities […]

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Accident At Bradley Mill Kills One, Injures Another

An accident at a Bradley mill Tuesday killed one man and critically injured another Tuesday morning. The accident happened just after 8 a.m. at Packaging Corp of America. According to reports, the men were burned by fly ash, which is a byproduct of burning coal. A 47-year-old […]

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Driver Killed When Crane Collapses At Construction Site

A man died Thursday morning and another was injured when a crane collapsed while doing construction on the Lake Butte des Morts Bridge. The accident occurred about 9 a.m. According to reports, a 35-year-old man from Green Bay died at the construction site on U.S. 41. He […]

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Norwalk Plant Fined $186K After Worker’s Death

A Norwalk beef processing plant was cited with 11 safety violations after an employee was electrocuted in December. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, VPP Group LLC received the violations, including two of them serious, after a maintenance worker was electrocuted December 9. Inspectors said […]

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Man Killed In Clark Co. Farm Accident

A man killed yesterday while removing a tree from a farm in Clark County. According to an article on, he was pinned by an overturned tractor in Greenwood and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The accident is under investigation. According to OSHA, […]

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WI DWD Partners With Walgreens To Create New Jobs For Disabled

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development announced they have partnered with Walgreens to create a training program and job opportunities for those who have disabilities. The program, named the Retail Employees with Disabilities Initiative or REDI, was kicked off at a Milwaukee Walgreens last month. According to […]

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Amendment Requires Report For Serious Eye Injuries

Gov. Walked signed an ammendment that requires a filing of a final medical report in cases where an employess receives an eye injury and they had to receive treatment on three or more occasions off the employer’s premises. The ammendment requires a filing even if there is […]

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Investigation Into Workers Death May Take Several More Months

An article in the Green Bay Press Gazette said it may take five more months before officials can determine the cause of a construction worker’s death in April at a U.S. 41 construction site. The 58-year-old Black River Falls man was killed in an accident involving a […]

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OSHA Cites Company For 12 Violations In Employee’s Death

A Theresa, Wis. manufacturing plant has been fined $64,000 for 12 safety violations following the death of one worker and the hospitalization of another in November. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Vivid Image Inc. with violations following an investigation of the death of an employee […]

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