Accident at local foundry sends worker to hospital

Johnson Brass employee transported by Flight for Life after being seriously injured
Ozaukee Press Staff

A 32-year-old employee of Johnson Brass and Machine Foundry, Inc. was seriously injured in a 7:47 a.m. accident Monday, April 26, at the company’s manufacturing plant at 270 N. Mill St. in Saukville.

The man was transported by Flight for Life to Froedtert Medical Center in Wauwatosa with “serious but non-life-threating injuries,” according to the Saukville Police Department.

A landing zone for the medical helicopter was set up in nearby Grady Park.

Police said the incident is “still under investigation.”

The Saukville Police Department and the Grafton, Saukville and Port Washington fire departments responded to the incident. 

A press release issued Monday afternoon by Johnson Brass Vice President of Operations Thomas Kempke did not provide details of the accident or the employee’s condition because that “involves the health status of an employee.”

Johnson Brass manufactures centrifugally forged vertical casting products for a wide range of applications in industries such as mining, power generation, hydropower and naval/shipping.

A fourth-generation, family-owned business, Johnson Brass was founded in Milwaukee in 1905 and relocated to Saukville in 1960.

Other incidents resulting in injuries at Johnson Brass occurred in January 2017 and May 2014.



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