Wellington man dead after being impaled in back by 16" beam

Posted at 4:23 PM, Sep 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-07 21:20:14-04

WELLINGTON, Colo. — A Wellington man died in an industrial accident after being impaled by a 16-inch beam Tuesday.

Medical crews rushed to Front Range Steel Company to respond to a workplace accident just after 2 p.m. Crews found a victim, who has since been identified William J. Williams, impaled in the back with a 16-inch beam. 

First responders rushed the man to the Medical Center of the Rockies, where he later died.

Authorities have yet to release further details. Front Range Steel Company is a structural steel fabricator.


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