Mark Frischman : “Man Dead in Loader Incident at Taylor County Sawmill: Investigation Underway”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Tragic Accident Claims the Life of a Man at Taylor County Sawmill

TOWN OF BROWNING, Wis. (WEAU) – In a devastating incident at the Crass Sawmill located in the Town of Browning, a man lost his life after being run over by a loader. The shocking incident occurred on December 5, 2024, at approximately 3:27 p.m. Authorities were alerted to the scene when a distressing call came in, reporting the accident.

According to the press release issued by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, upon their arrival, deputies discovered the lifeless body of the victim with severe head trauma. The deceased has been identified as 43-year-old Mark Frischman, a resident of Medford, Wis. The circumstances surrounding his tragic demise are now being investigated.

Preliminary findings suggest that Frischman was engaged in a conversation with another individual near a loader, which was unloading a semi-truck. The conversation concluded, and one person walked away, leaving Frischman just six feet away from the loader. Tragically, as Frischman turned around, he was struck by the backing loader, resulting in the fatal accident.

The press release further revealed that the loader operator was unaware of Frischman’s presence in the path of the vehicle, as the loader was not equipped with a backup camera or alarms. Additionally, the noise from the running semi-trucks and other equipment made it difficult for Frischman to perceive the approaching danger.

The incident has left the community in shock and mourning. Authorities are diligently conducting an investigation to determine the exact cause and circumstances leading to this tragic accident.

The loss of a life is always a profound tragedy, and this unfortunate incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of workplace safety protocols. Companies, particularly those involved in high-risk industries, must prioritize implementing necessary safety measures to prevent such heartbreaking incidents from occurring in the future.

As the investigation unfolds, the community mourns the loss of Mark Frischman and extends its heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones during this difficult time.

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