NewsLocal News


Grand Chute FD: Industrial employee died from traumatic injuries in workplace accident

Grand Chute Fire Department
Posted at 12:15 PM, Dec 06, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-06 17:06:56-05

GRAND CHUTE (NBC 26) — The Grand Chute Fire Department said an industrial employee suffered traumatic injuries following a workplace accident in Grand Chute.

The fire department said in a news release that police, firefighters, and Gold Cross Ambulance got the call at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday for an injured and unresponsive man in the manufacturing area at Konz Wood Products.

The fire department said the man was on the floor suffering from the injuries, but was not entrapped or entangled by any machinery. Firefighters and EMS personnel quickly cared for the employee after arriving to the scene.

“Stabilizing his situation was the goal of the three people on that engine crew that arrived. That crew had two paramedics and an EMT," said assistant chief Kelly Hanink, Grand Chute Fire Department.

The fire department said the man was taken in critical condition to Theda Care Medical Center in Neenah, where he later died.

“…A long-term and valuable member of the Konz team lost his life due to an industrial accident. The company and all of its employees wish to express their deepest condolences to the family…” read a statement from Konz Wood Products.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned with NBC 26 for updates.