Man dies after accident at foundry in De Pere
DE PERE, Wis. (WBAY) - UPDATE 8/8
A worker who was injured in a foundry accident in De Pere has died, according to the C.A. Lawton Co.
The employee worked at the C.A. Lawton Co. foundry at 1900 Enterprise Drive in De Pere. The accident happened Aug. 5.
The company identified the victim as a 24-year-old man. His name was not released.
The man’s death is being investigated by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family,” stated Andrew Mastalir, Sales & Marketing Manager. “Our entire team is struggling with this extremely difficult and emotional situation. As far as I can determine, there has never been a work-related fatality at The C.A. Lawton Co. in its 143-year history. We are taking time for open discussions with all team members across the organization, and counseling services are being offered to anyone who needs them.”
De Pere police and the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration are investigating an incident the C.A. Lawton foundry in De Pere.
The Lawton company says it was a serious incident at the foundry operation on Enterprise Drive. The company didn’t give any details, citing the incident’s sensitive nature.
“This has been a devastating day for our workplace family,” C.A. Lawton marketing manager Andrew Mastalir said in a statement. “We are a close-knit group in a close-knit community. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this tragedy. We thank everyone in the community for their response and concerns and urge respect for the privacy of those impacted by the accident.”
Note: C.A. Lawton Co’s foundry is NOT the De Pere Foundry.
Action 2 News has reached out to authorities for more information.
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