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Fitchburg, WI (December 8, 2019) – The Fitchburg Police reported to a call for help following an industrial accident at a company in Fitchburg where a man was trapped in manufacturing equipment on late Friday evening, December 6th.   

The caller indicated that the victim was unresponsive, not breathing, and was in serious distress.  The Fitchburg Police and Fire Department, as well as Fitch-Rona EMS, responded to the scene located at 6061 Basswood Dr. where they pulled the man out from the equipment he was trapped in. Paramedics attempted to resuscitate the unconscious victim but were unable to do so.  He died from his injuries at the scene.

The accident took place at a company called Sub-Zero Group on Basswood Drive. The accident occurred when the victim was conducting “routine performance” at approximately 8:14 p.m.

OSHA was called in to investigate this fatal accident which is the standard procedure for all fatal workplace accidents.   Representatives from Sub-Zero are also being questioned. The Fitchburg Police Department is still investigating the details of the accident.

We offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.  Our thoughts are with them.

Wrongful Death Accidents In Fitchburg

Fitchburg, WI- Man Dies In Machine At Basswood DrIn Wisconsin, a three- year statute of limitations exists to file a wrongful death claim, with some rare exceptions to the timeframe. If you don’t file in the allotted timeframe, you will lose your ability to recover compensation for your damages. Section 895 of the Wisconsin statute indicates that death resulting from neglect, wrongful acts, or default is considered “wrongful death.”

If you lost a loved one in an accident you may have a case to file a wrongful death claim on their behalf and obtain compensation for damages associated with your loss. While a settlement can never make up for your tragic loss, it can help you with the final expenses and financial support you may have also lost as a result of the accident. The Janesville wrongful death lawyers at Alexander J. Smith have compassion for victims who have had to endure such tragedies.

The Janesville personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will fight on your behalf so that your best interests and those of your deceased loved one will be represented to the fullest. We will provide you the legal representation you need to obtain a fair settlement. Call us today to discuss your situation during a completely free consultation at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 2439686 for residents of Illinois. One of our highly knowledgeable Wisconsin and Illinois wrongful death attorneys will help you with your claim.

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Disclaimer: As members of the local community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.