On Air Now

Current Show

Coast to Coast AM   12:00 AM - 5:00 AM

Contact Coast to Coast AM at 1-800-825-5033

Show Info »

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »

Listen

Listen Live Now » 550 AM Wausau, WI 99.9 FM Stevens Point, WI

Weather

Current Conditions(Wausau,WI 54403)

More Weather »
56° Feels Like: 56°
Wind: SE 6 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip

Tonight

Clear 52°

Tomorrow

Mostly Cloudy 73°

Fri Night

Rain/Thunder 56°

Alerts

Plant worker remains in critical condition after workplace injury

by

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A worker at a Tomahawk packaging plant remained in critical condition at last word, after a boiler flared back at him on Tuesday.

53-year-old Mike Slesicki is at the UW Hospital’s Burn Center in Madison. He was hurt at a Packaging Corporation of America plant which makes container board and corrugated packaging materials.

Company spokesman Dave Blank said Slesicki was re-igniting a coal and bark fired boiler that was down for maintenance. And he was using standard operating procedures when the unit flared back at him.

Slesicki has worked at the Tomahawk plant for 9 years.

The facility is the same one where 5 people were killed in a pair of industrial mishaps since 2008.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the latest incident. Officials say the probe should take about six months. 

Comments