Industrial accident claims 1 life at Michels Corp. in neighboring Dodge County

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July 6, 2017 – Brownsville, WI – At 12:44 pm on Thursday, July 6, 2017 the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of an industrial accident that took place at Michels Corporation, 817 Main Street Brownsville, WI involving a 20-year-old male.

First Responders arrived to provide care for the victim but was declared deceased at the scene.  Investigation showed that a sub-contractor of Michels Corporation (All Tools, LLC of Fond du Lac) were cleaning pipes.  One of the pipes fell off a jack and slid onto the victim causing fatal injuries.  Sheriff’s Office deputies along with the Dodge County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted the investigation into the incident.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family members.  The name will not be released until proper notification of family has been made, but not before 3 pm on Friday, July 7, 2017.

Michels Corporation and All Tools, LLC will be working closely to cooperate with OSHA officials in further investigation of the incident.  There will be no further information available on this incident from the Sheriff’s Office except for the release of the name of the victim at such time as it is appropriate to do so.

Further questions should be directed to Michels Corporation

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