A construction worker has died after being electrocuted at an Interstate 94 work site.
Joseph C. Janisch, 34, from Ellsworth, WI was killed Monday morning, September 17 when a piece of construction equipment he was in contact with struck an overhead power line in the eastbound lane of I-94 near mile post 39.
Janisch, who was employed by Highway Technologies, was working on replacing guard rails on the eastbound lanes of the interstate, stated a report from the Wisconsin State Patrol, when equipment he was touching hit an overhead power source and apparently electrocuted him.
The incident occurred around 7:20 am.
When law enforcement arrived, Janisch was lying on the ground unresponsive. He was transported to Mayo Clinic Health System – Red Cedar in Menomonie where he was pronounced dead.
OSHA will be investigating the accident.