CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WCCO) — A worker is dead and three others are in a hospital Monday after an accident at a sand plant construction site, according to Chippewa Falls officials.

Police said a cement wall fell just before 4:30 p.m. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been told about the accident.

The four workers were taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls, according to police. The Chippewa County Coroner said one of the workers, 36-year-old Kevin Kadrlick of Marshfield, died from compression injuries to his chest and head. He worked for Lewis Construction, according to the coroner.

The conditions of the other workers have not been released.

A lawyer for the company that owns the plant, EOG, said they have begun their own investigation and are cooperating with officials.

Comments (3)
  1. Timothy H. Heup P.E. says:

    To the editor: Please note, that wall was made of concrete, not cement. It’s a common misnomer, at construction sites, what many call “cement” is concrete. Concraete is a mixture of aggregate (rock), sand, cement, water and some chemical ingredients. It is used to pour walls, pavemeents, garage and basemetn floors, building foundations, bridge abutments and piers. The large trucks you see around are not cement mixers, they are concrete mixers.

  2. My minds adrift says:

    Ok Timothy … now that one has stated this, what releavance does it have to accident if any? IMHO they both are hard so …. 😉

    Compression injuries? – is this a manner of saying he was crushed? God, how horrible ……..

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