Worker Killed in West Milwaukee Industrial Accident

By Jay Sorgi, February 16, 2010  

WEST MILWAUKEE – West Milwaukee Police say they are on the scene of an industrial accident in the village where at least one worker has died.   Ambulance crews, police and someone with the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s office have also gone to the Galland, Henning and Nopak Fluid Power Products near the corner of South 40th and West Scott Streets.   A piece of metal was found on the ground in front of the building at the scene of the accident.  Reports say the metal piece fell on the worker.   The company makes scrap processing equipment.   OSHA investigators are heading to the scene to investigate the accident.  They say no serious violations have happened at that facility in the last 20 years.   “We are deeply saddened by this tragedy and the loss of our colleague,” Galland president Steve Iram said in a news release.  “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time.  He was a long-time and highly regarded employee at our company, and he will be missed by everyone here.”   “We are cooperating fully with investigators and providing information to learn what exactly happened.  We have stopped operations for today to allow for the investigation to continue and out of respect for our colleague.  This is a difficult time for everyone involved, and we are committed to determining what happened in this tragedy.”

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