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Industrial Accident Resulting in Death

Post Date:08/23/2016 10:25 AM


Date and Time of Press Release: 8/23/16 08:30

Date and Time of Event: 8/22/16 3:57 PM

Type of Event: Industrial accident resulting in death

Location of Event: Village of Lake Hallie, Chippewa County

Persons Involved:  Otto D. Kolpien DOB 07/30/1969 (47 year old male)

Agencies Involved: Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office, Chippewa fire district, Chippewa County Coroner’s office, and OSHA

Details of Event: On the above date and time the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an industrial accident which had occurred at Huffcutt Concrete INC. located in the village of Lake Hallie.  Upon the arrival of Chippewa Fire District personnel it was determined that Otto Kolpien had suffered like threatening injuries as a result of the accident.  The Chippewa County Sheriff’s office, Chippewa County Coroner’s office, and OSHA responded to investigate the accident.  It was later determined that the injuries resulted from the deceased being pinned under a heavy piece of industrial equipment; the cause of the accident it still under investigation at this time.   

Authority:      Sheriff James L. Kowalczyk

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