Man Dies Following Work Place Accident at Steel Company in Wausau

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- A 38-year-old man died after a work place incident at steel company in Wausau.

An autopsy is scheduled to be performed Tuesday in Fond du Lac to determine the cause of death for a 38-year-old employee of Veritas Steel in Wausau.

Emergency crews responded to the 3500 block of Sherman St. around 3:47 p.m. Sunday for the report of fallen steel girder, according to Marathon County Sheriff's Department Lieutenant Ryan Weber. Lt. Weber said the initial call stated the man's foot was pinned.

A statement issued by the company Monday, read "Veritas Steel is deeply saddened by the death of our colleague and friend resulting from this tragic accident," said Henrik Jensen, CEO of Veritas. "The Veritas family has suffered a heart-wrenching loss and our profound sympathies and prayers are with his family and co-workers during this difficult period for all of us. We ask that the family’s privacy be respected during this painful time."

The Marathon County medical examiner said the man died Sunday as result of a work place incident.

The death remains under investigation.

Veritas Steel is the former PDM Bridge location.

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