Randolph Man Killed In Work Related Accident

A 50-year-old Randolph man died Saturday night as the result of an industrial accident in Norfolk.

Keith Polenske had been working at Continental Saturday night when the Madison County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Norfolk Fire & Rescue responded to a 911 call from the plant.

Madison County Sheriff Todd Volk says that the call was that a 50-year-old man had fallen from a lift and hit his head. Upon deputies’ arrival, Norfolk Rescue was transporting him to Faith Regional Health Services’ emergency room, where he later died from his injuries.

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

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