Weston contractor releases statement following death of worker

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OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) -- The Racine County man killed in an industrial accident at the Amazon construction site in Oak Creek has been identified as 24-year-old Zachary Dassow, of Kansasville.

Dassow had been working for Lewis Construction in Weston.

Lewis Construction released this statement Wednesday

“Earlier today a member of our team was in a tragic accident at the Amazon construction site in Oak Creek. We are devastated to learn that this incident has resulted in the passing of this team member.

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.

We thank the first responders from the Oak Creek Fire and Police Departments and the medical professionals from Froedtert Hospital for their amazing work in this situation. Due to the nature of this investigation and out of respect to the loved ones of the team member we lost, we will have no further comment at this time.”

Lewis Construction says it has been working at the site for months and has "numerous safety procedures in place."

Authorities say the incident happened just after 10 a.m. July 10 at the Amazon Fulfillment Center construction site on S. 13th Street, south of W. Ryan Road.

According to police, Dassow was operating a four-wheel ATV. A caller reported to police Dassow was operating the equipment on an upper floor and drove out of an open window area. It's estimated the fall was about 30-40 feet.

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