Medical Examiner Releases More Details on Fatal Industrial Accident in Cudahy

Milwaukee County Medical Examiner released more information about the fatal industrial accident at Ladish Company in Cudahy on Thursday.

Shawn Day, from Oak Creek, had been working on a hammer and a piece of metal became jammed in the hammer.

According to the report, as workers tried to dislodge the piece, a portion broke off and struck Shawn in the face.

Shawn Day had worked as a hammer operator for 28 years at Ladish Company.

Some employees saw sparks fly and Shawn being thrown into the air after being struck by a broken piece of the ring that had been placed between the two dies.

This was a large forging hammer that extended from the ceiling to the floor. 

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