OSHA Fines Wisconsin Bar $7K For Death In DumbwaiterThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined a Wisconsin bar $7,000 for the death of an employee who died when her head got caught in a dumbwaiter. OSHA says WingDam Saloon and Grill in Fountain City failed to furnish a workplace free from recognized hazards that were likely to cause death to serious harm to employees.
Police: Dumbwaiter In Fatal Case Worked ProperlyPolice say a food elevator at a Fountain City restaurant where a college student was found dead was functioning properly. Fountain City Police Chief Jason Mork says in a news release that the elevator system at WingDam Saloon and Grill was not damaged in Monday's incident that left Brooke Baures dead.
Agencies Investigate Student's Dumbwaiter DeathFederal and state regulators have launched separate investigations into the death of a Winona State University gymnast who died while working at a restaurant in western Wisconsin. The body of 21-year-old Brooke Baures was found in a food elevator at WingDam Saloon and Grill in Fountain City Monday night.
Campus Holds Vigil For Student Killed In DumbwaiterPolice are hoping to talk to anyone who was at a western Wisconsin bar and grill in the hours leading up to a worker's death. Coworkers of 21-year-old Brooke Baures called 911 from the WingDam Saloon and Grill in Fountain City to report an accident around 7:45 p.m. Monday. "I think one of our coworkers got squished in like our dumbwaiter. But I'm, like, not willing to look close enough," said one of her coworkers in the initial 911 call.
Cause Of Death Released In Wis. Food Elevator Incident, Investigation ContinuesThe chief investigator looking into the death of a Winona State University student at a western Wisconsin restaurant says he has not yet found a witness to explain how the woman ended up in a food elevator.
Vigil Planned For Winona State StudentWinona State University is planning a candlelight vigil for a student found dead at a restaurant where she worked. The gathering Wednesday at 8 p.m. will take place at the alumni gazebo in the center of the Winona, Minnesota campus.
Winona State University Student Found Dead In Bar's DumbwaiterA 21-year-old Winona State University student was discovered dead inside a bar's dumbwaiter Monday evening, according to the Fountain City Police Department. Shortly before 8 p.m., the Buffalo County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from WingDam Bar and Saloon in Fountain City, Wisconsin. When authorities arrived, they discovered the body of an employee identified as Brooke Baures in the food service elevator.
Exotic Dancer Sues Western Wisconsin Strip ClubAn exotic dancer is suing a Fountain City strip club, accusing owners of violating state and federal labor laws by failing to paying dancers hourly wages and overtime.
Nobody Wants To Be Mayor Of 1 Wisconsin TownIf you think it's rewarding being a small town mayor, you'd better talk to Karl Hoffmann.