Pipe falls and kills man in Dodge County industrial accident, Sheriff’s Office says

July 7, 2017 GMT

A 20-year-old man died Thursday during an industrial accident in Brownsville after a pipe fell and slid into him, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office said.

Authorities were notified about an accident at Michels Corp., 817 Main Street, around 12:44 p.m. A subcontractor, All Tools, LLC, of Fond du Lac, was cleaning pipes at the utility contractor’s location when one of the pipes fell off a jack and slid into the man, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The man was declared dead at the scene, and his name is being withheld pending notification of family, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The Sheriff’s Office and the Dodge County Medical Examiner’s Office have conducted an investigation, while Michels and All Tools are working with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration in a further investigation, according to the Sheriff’s Office.