33 Year-old Construction Worker Killed in Accident
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Milwaukee, WI -- A construction worker was killed by machinery while working on the Zoo Interchange.
33-year old Ryan Calkins of Brookfield was working on a construction project involving the Zoo Interchange when a machinery accident caused his death.
"I looked over the edge a little bit and I saw rescue squads and I saw a bunch of people around a piece of machinery. It was like a drill thing, like they were drilling to place a post or something," said Thomas Kleppin.
The news traveled quickly to the state Capitol where union supporters were rallying against the Right-to-Work bill. The rally held a moment of silence for Calkins. The Right-to-Work law prevents unions and employers from having agreements that prevent non-union workers from aquiring work. Twenty-four states have adopted the Right-to-Work law - most recently Wisconsin.
The construction is continuing, but they are not working near where the investigation is taking place.