Janesville employee dies after workplace snow removal accident

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JANESVILLE, Wis. (WTVO) — On Friday around 3:45 p.m., Janesville police officers and paramedics were called to a commercial business on Barberry Drive for a workplace accident.

Authorities say that an employee was assisting a semi-trailer driver near the loading dock when they were struck by a skid steer loader that was removing snow.

The driver was a privately hired contractor.

The employee was rushed to a local hospital where they were pronounced dead as a result of their injuries.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the incident with cooperation from Janesville Police Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol. OSHA investigates all work-related fatalities in the workplace.

The identity of the employee has not been released.

Officials did not provide details on the business involved.

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