Industrial Safety

After zero deaths in 2017, Caterpillar reports factory fatality in Wisconsin

By the Peoria (IL) Journal Star

May 30, 2018

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Within days of reporting improved safety results and zero fatalities in 2017, Caterpillar Inc. recorded the death of a production worker at a Wisconsin facility — the second fatality at the factory in seven years.

The 60-year-old employee sustained “traumatic crushing injuries” May 10 when he was struck by a steel plate in the weld shop area of Caterpillar’s South Milwaukee plant, according to the company and local authorities.

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