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Worker killed in tragic scaffolding accident

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An electrical worker was wrongfully killed in a tragic workplace accident earlier this month at Hattiesberg Paper Company.  41-year old Michael M. Leroy of Appleton and a coworker fell from a scaffolding which later collapsed and fell on top of them.  Leroy, an employee for Faith Technologies of Menasha, was killed in the accident.  The other worker was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.  

According to accident reports, both men were performing electrical maintenance duties at the time of the accident.  Records show no history of workplace accidents at the paper company.  However, Faith Technologies has been cited many times for various workplace safety violations by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration  in the past few years.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Leroy's family and friends during this difficult time.