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FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in Wisconsin are investigating the death of a college student whose body was found in a dumbwaiter at a bar and grill.

Police responded to a 911 call at WingDam Saloon and Grill in Fountain City about 8 p.m. Monday. The body of a 21-year-old bar employee was found in the food elevator connected to the kitchen.

Winona State University in Minnesota identifies the victim as Brooke Baures of Chetek, a senior majoring in social work.

Fountain City Police Chief Jason Mork says the dumbwaiter’s opening is about 3 feet by 3 feet.

According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, dumbwaiter accidents are rare. According to the OSHA database, only two incidents, both fatal, have happened in the U.S. between 2003 and 2013.

2 comments

  • Girl With No Tattoo

    This place is open until 2am, meaning that it likely wasnt foul play since other staff and patrons would have been present. Also, she was a gymnast. I wonder if she got into the little dumbwaiter as a joke and something went wrong?

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