WWIS Header
Log in
updated 1:34 PM UTC, Dec 22, 2014

Industrial Accident Claims LaCrosse Man

  • Written by Brian B
  • Published in News

7-31-13

A man killed in an industrial accident in La Crosse is identified as 40-year-old Eric Lecher.

Police and company officials said Lecher was doing routine maintenance on a cold furnace – and he fell into the unit head-first. It happened early Monday at Torrance Casting in La Crosse. The company said Lecher was repairing a liner that’s inside of the furnace. Police said Lecher may have been trapped in the unit for an hour-and-a-half before a co-worker found him. The furnace was off at the time. The U-S Occupational Safety-and-Health Administration is investigating the mishap.

37°F

Black River Falls

Cloudy

Humidity: 84%

Wind: 7 mph

  • 22 Dec 2014 39°F 33°F
  • 23 Dec 2014 36°F 30°F