OSHA fines Wisconsin bar $7,000 for death in dumbwaiter
FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. (AP) -- The 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.
Twenty-one-year-old Brooke Baures died Dec. 1 from severe head trauma after she became trapped in the food service elevator, or dumbwaiter. She was a standout gymnast at Winona State University in Minnesota who lived in Chetek. She was also a 2011 graduate from Cameron High School.
OSHA says the dumbwaiter lacked safeguards to prevent it from moving when employees would reach in to load and unload it.