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Man who fell in Madison workplace accident has died

MADISON (WKOW) — A 24-year-old man who fell last week from the fourth floor of a construction site in Madison has died, according to the Dane County Medical Examiner’s office.

Alexander J. Kanouse, Columbus, fell about 8 a.m. April 17 while working at the site near Di Loreto Avenue and Creekwood Lane.

He died shortly after arriving at the hospital, according to the medical examiner.

An autopsy took place April 18 at the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office. Preliminary results confirm that Kanouse’s death was the result of injuries sustained in the workplace fall, according to the medical examiner.

When first responders arrived, Kanouse was barely breathing with many injuries, including a head wound that was bleeding profusely, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.

A police detective called experts from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to the scene to assist with the investigation.


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