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Worker killed in fall at future Oak Creek Amazon site was Kansasville man
Oak Creek Amazon accident

Worker killed in fall at future Oak Creek Amazon site was Kansasville man


OAK CREEK — Zachary Dassow — a 24-year-old Kansasville man — has been identified as the construction worker who fell to his death Wednesday at the future Oak Creek Amazon fulfillment center site, Oak Creek police announced Thursday.

Dassow reportedly drove a four-wheel ATV out of an upper-level window at the site shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday and fell 30 to 40 feet to his death, police said. Oak Creek Fire Department personnel transported Dassow to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, where he was pronounced dead.

The future Amazon fulfillment center is located at 9700 S. 13th St. (Highway V), less than two miles north of the Racine-Milwaukee county line. The center is expected to employ 1,500 workers and open in 2020.

The Wisconsin State Patrol, Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the incident, along with Oak Creek police.

No other information was available Thursday.

Dassow was the third Racine County man since March to die in an accident involving machinery at a work site. Colin Sawasky, 22, of Racine, died June 10 at a Nashville, Tennessee, quarry when a front-end loader slid into a pit and pinned him against a concrete culvert.

Anthony Azarian, 32, of Caledonia, was killed in Milwaukee on March 4 when he and the skid steer he was operating fell down a seven-story elevator shaft during a demolition project.

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Jonathon Sadowski covers the greater Union Grove and Waterford areas, entertainment and odds and ends for The Journal Times.

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