Worker dies after fall at Oak Creek Amazon site

A worker died Wednesday after a fall at an under construction Amazon facility.

It happened shortly after 10 a.m. at a construction site in the 9700 block of S. 13th Street in Oak Creek.

A 911 caller reported the victim was operating a piece of equipment on an upper floor and drove the equipment out an open window.

Firefighters said the man fell 30-40 feet.

He was taken to Froedtert Hospital and pronounced dead.

Investigators identified the victim as Zachary Dassow, 24, of Kansasville.

Video from WISN-TV showed a mangled four-wheeler in a taped off area near the side of the building.

Oak Creek police, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate the workplace death.

An autopsy will be conducted Thursday.

A representative of Lewis Construction said the company was devastated by Dassow’s death.

“We have been working at this site for months and have numerous safety procedures in place for the construction of this facility. The safety of our workers is paramount to our operation and we are proactively working with investigators to better understand how this accident occurred,” a representative said.

Minneapolis-based Ryan Companies, the project’s contractor, said the accident is under investigation.

WAOW Staff

WAOW Staff

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