Whiting, WI (May 17, 2023) – A man was killed in a fatal workplace accident that took place on Sunday afternoon, May 14, in Whiting.
According to reports from the Portage County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened in the afternoon hours at the Mativ Inc. Paper Mill about 65 miles from the Green Bay area. An adult male was working at the paper mill when he suddenly became stuck inside a paper machine due to reasons that are not entirely known.
Several responders, including Whiting paramedics and fire crews, were immediately called to the scene to assist. The male worker, who has not yet been formally identified, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. Nobody else was hurt as a result of the accident.
The area was blocked off for some time following the accident. The company stated that it is fully cooperating with police after this incident.
No further details have been released, but police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the accident.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences and prayers to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost in this accident.
Fatal Workplace Accidents in Wisconsin
Workplaces are supposed to be some of the safest places that we come into contact with on a daily basis. An employer and manufacturers of machinery are supposed to work together to ensure that employees are kept safe from harm at all times in the workplace. However, these accidents still happen every year in Wisconsin, many of which lead to severe harm and even take the lives of those involved. In 2021, it was reported that a total of 61,200 workplace accidents occurred in Wisconsin, with approximately 105 people losing their lives. If you have lost a loved one in a workplace accident, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney that you can trust.
During this immense time of grief, families often wonder where they can turn. It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one in a fatal workplace accident. In many cases, a family depends on the deceased person for emotional and financial support, and now this has been suddenly taken away from them. There are many parties who could be at fault for a fatal workplace accident, including the following:
- An employer
- A manufacturer of parts
- Another employee
- Any other type of third party
If you have lost a loved one in one of these accidents, speaking with a skilled Whiting wrongful death attorney is in your best interests.
At Zerbst & Kluck, S.C., our compassionate and knowledgeable attorneys are here to help you get back on your feet after you have lost someone you love in a fatal workplace accident. Having the help of an attorney on your side can help you lessen some of the stress that you are feeling associated with your accident claim. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping you receive compensation for a wide array of aspects at this time. Please do not hesitate to contact a workplace accident attorney in Whiting at (608) 471-5365 to find out what we can do for you.
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