A Fountain City restaurant is cited in the death of
an employee for a serious violation that led to her
21-year-old Winona State Unviersity student Brooke
Baures Bowers died of severe head trauma after being
entangled in a food elevator on December first of
It happened at the WingDam Saloon & Grill.
In a statement...The Occupational Safety and Health
On the first floor and the second floor, employees
operated a dumbwaiter food elevator system that was
not equipped with mechanical locks and electric contacts
on the hoistway access door to prevent movement of
the dumbwaiter car while employees reached into the
car body envelope to load and unload materials.
The dumbwaiter was permanently removed on December
6th at the direction of the State of Wisconsin Department
of Safety and Professional Services.
Owners of the WingDam Saloon
& Grill face a 7-thousand-dollar