Saturday, April 20, 2013

Press Release - United Ethanol Update

Below is a press release from Milton Police Lieutenant John Conger from late Friday night (April 19, 2013).

It is with great sadness that we report the rescue efforts at the United Ethanol plant were unsuccessful. At 11:11pm tonight the body of Jerad Guell, 27, of Janesville was recovered from a grain silo at that facility.

Sixteen fire departments, two law enforcement agencies, and more than 100 public safety personnel had been on scene in excess of 12 hours attempting to rescue Mr. Guell in this industrial accident. 

Mr. Guell had been an employee of the plant for approximately seven years and is survived by a wife and a young son. 

The City of Milton Police Department and OSHA will follow up with a thorough investigation of the events surrounding this incident.