Accidental Death, One Male Dead

NORFOLK – Late last week Madison County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Norfolk Fire and Rescue responded to a 911 call.

According to a release from Todd Volk of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, the call came in on Saturday, October 30 at 5:46 p.m. to the Continental plant at 2701 West Omaha Avenue in Norfolk.

The call was that a 50 year old male had fallen from a lift and hit his head. Upon the deputies arrival, Norfolk Rescue was transporting a male victim to Faith Regional ER, where he later died from his injuries.

From witness accounts, the male victim, Keith Polenske, of the Randolph area, had been working on a scissor-lift, when an automated crane struck the lift and caused it to tip over. This caused the victim to fall to ground, causing severe injuries.

The death investigation is being handled by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and Madison County Attorney Joe Smith.