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Iowa woman dies after accident at 3M in PDC



A 57-year-old woman has died after an apparent work accident at the 3M plant on the north end of Prairie du Chien.

The person who died on Tuesday has been identified as Trisha Jones of Harpers Ferry, Iowa.

Police in Prairie have not revealed many details about what led to Jones’s fatal injuries. OSHA is continuing to investigate.

The 3M factory along Highway 35 has primarily produced abrasive material for sponges.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. John

    May 12, 2023 at 5:24 pm

    Such a senseless loss. Hope her death will be a wake up call to people in manufacturing that don’t take safety seriously 100% off the time. I hope someone that sees her death has their life saved by this unfortunate incident.

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