Jordan Halla Killed, Brent Williamson Injured in Suamico, WI, Accident
Suamico, WI -- December 23, 2016, Jordan Halla was killed and Brent Williamson was injured due to an accident where they were exposed to carbon monoxide.
OSHA released an accident summary regarding the fatal incident. They say that it happened at 3179 Sunrise Road, north of Green Bay. The two men were doing work for The Finished Touch, LLC, at the time, though the report did not specify the nature of their work.
According to OSHA officials, Halla and Williamson were both exposed to a dangerous amount of carbon monoxide. Both men were rushed to hospitals for treatment, though Halla's injuries proved fatal. He died December 25. Williamson's condition was not specified.
Reports did not further clarify what caused the accident to occur, and it's unclear if OSHA found any violations contributing to the accident.
No further information is available.
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I think it should go without saying that there needs to be a thorough investigation into this accident. OSHA obviously hasn't released many details on this accident, and I haven't found any news outlets that seemed to care about this tragedy. Carbon monoxide accidents are obviously no light matter, and when they're caused on the job, it's important to determine exactly what caused this. Was the job site itself unsafe? Did the victims not have proper safety equipment? What exactly caused the leak?
The point here is that the factors which caused this accident must be properly addressed, and that can't be done without a thorough investigation. And if those issues aren't addressed, how can anyone be sure they were fixed at all? How can anyone be sure future employees won't suffer the same fate? Not only that, but those affected by this accident deserve to know the full story about what occurred. Only when all the facts are brought to light can steps toward a resolution be taken.
--Grossman Law Offices