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Authorities: Wisconsin man died in Iowa plant accident

Posted at 12:07 PM, Dec 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-11 13:07:06-05

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a Wisconsin man died in an accident at his job in Dubuque.

The accident occurred Thursday at A.Y. McDonald Manufacturing Co., which makes water works brass, plumbing valves, pumps and water systems, high-pressure gas valves and meter bars.

Dubuque Fire Chief Rick Steines says emergency responders were sent after it was reported that the man was trapped in equipment. He died later at a hospital.

The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident.

The man has been identified as 46-year-old Dennis Hall, who’d worked for A.Y. McDonald for five years. Hall lived in Potosi, Wisconsin.

Company President and CEO Rob McDonald said the company and its employees are reeling from the loss.