A Winona State College undergradutate died inside a dumbwaiter after getting caught inside, authorities announced on Monday.
Other facts were still uncertain on Wednesday as officials kept on investigating.They questioned workers and owners of Fountain City’s WingDam Saloon and Grill, where the 21-year-old Brooke Baures was discovered dead on Monday evening.
Already a few days after, local law enforcement officials have not yet reached or published any formal conclusions in regards to the episode. Post-mortem examination results are pending; the cause of death remains an enigma. Fountain City’s sheriff, Jason Mork said there is no sign of a criminal intent.
Majoring in social work and a titleholder gymnast, the young woman is recalled by companions and mentors for her warm, friendly identity and the focused drive she’d use to empower her colleagues.
The 991 audio call recordings revealed that an unidentified bar worker called Buffalo County dispatch center at 7:49, hung up, then promptly picked up when the dispatcher got back on the line. The worker who discovered the body was initially too sacred to look close enough to identify the victim of the incident. After asking a work colleague to check the dumbwaiter the caller confirmed that one of her fellow workers was inside the elevator.
Baures was discovered caught inside all the machinery but Mork said that it is rather difficult to detail the position she was found in. The police officer also explained on Wednesday that he had talked with a large part of the clients and workers present at the WingDam Saloon and Grill that night, and that, as such, nobody showed up to say it had straightforwardly saw the episode.
The lift, or dumbwaiter, was consistently used to shuttle beverages and food to the second floor, where party was taking place. Mork keeps looking to question any clients or laborers who were on the first floor of the restaurant Monday evening. He emphasized on Wednesday evening all of them are witnesses and not suspects.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration PR representatives could not be contacted so far though the agency is in charge of working environment related accidents and deaths. In the absence of an eye witness it is not really possible to know whether the tragedy might have been caused by a glitch with the elevator. The investigation continues.