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Police Investigating Fatal Industrial Accident

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

Authorities are investigating a fatal Milwaukee industrial accident that left one man dead.

About the Milwaukee Construction Accident

According to 620-WTMJ, 30 year-old Stephen Rauth was killed around 1:30 am Thursday after being crushed by heavy equipment.

Rauth was making repairs to a concrete mixing tower at a cement and construction business called Nuvo.

Staffers attempted to contact Rauth via radio, but received no response. Shortly after, a supervisor found the man pinned under a machine.

Rauth leaves behind a wife and three small children ages 11, 7, and 2.

National Construction Accident Statistics

Following information provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

  • 4,628 workers were killed on the job in 2012. This is equivalent to 89 deaths a week or more than 12 deaths a day.
  • 4,175 fatalities were recorded in private industry and, of those, 806 or 19.3 percent occurred in the construction industry.
  • The most common causes for worker deaths at construction sites were falls, struck by object, electrocution, and caught –in/between.

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