Three workers at the Johnson Brass & Machine Foundry in Saukville suffered burns after being splashed with molten metal.
Saukville police and emergency crews responded to the scene around 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30. The three workers were burned during what officials are calling a routine pouring process inside the foundry. According to a statement put out by the company spokesman, two of the workers were treated for minor burns, while the third was taken to the hospital for burns on his leg. He is expected to make a full recovery.
In May 2014, a machinery failure at Johnson Brass resulted in eight workers being burned by molten metal. Officials say that Monday's incident was not the result of any mechanical failures.
The 2014 incident garnered national attention after Johnson Brass President Lance Johnson complained in 2012 about excessive regulations on his company implemented by the Obama administration. At the time, Johnson claimed that audits from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration cost him "well into the six figures."