UPDATE: Police identify man killed in Superior industrial accidentThe victim has been identified as 30-year-old David M. Clink, according to a release from Sgt. Derrick Hughes with the Superior Police Department.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A Superior man died in an industrial accident Tuesday night in Superior, the Superior Fire Department reported. The victim has been identified as 30-year-old David M. Clink, according to a release from Sgt. Derrick Hughes with the Superior Police Department.
Emergency crews were called to a wood shingle manufacturer just after 7 p.m. at 2700 Winter St. Several businesses are located in the large building just south of the coal piles off St. Louis Bay in northwest Superior. According to the release, the business involved was White Cedar Shingles and Lumber Company.
Clink’s arm or clothing got caught in some sort of conveyor belt system, according to the release, and he was unresponsive at the scene. It appeared that he had been pinned against the machinery, which resulted in him being asphyxiated. Clink was working at the business alone at the time of the accident and was found by a co-worker who in turn notified authorities, Hughes stated.
Responders were on the scene until just before 10 p.m. OSHA was notified of the incident and responded to the scene this morning to conduct an investigation into the incident.