Rockford Scanner™: Fatal Snow Removal Accident At A Business




On 02-05-21 at about 3:45pm, officers and paramedics were dispatched to a Commercial Business on Barberry Drive for a workplace accident. An employee of the business was near the loading docks assisting a semi-trailer driver when the individual was struck by a nearby skid steer.

The skid steer driver was a private, contracted business hired to do the snow removal on the property.

The injured employee was later transported to a local hospital where they were later pronounced dead.

The Janesville Police Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol are working in cooperation with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on the investigation.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigates all work-related fatalities in the workplace.

The identity of the employee is not being released pending proper notifications to the family.




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