Victim Who Died In Dodge County Chemical Accident Identified

Sheriff’s officials said that the man who died in a chemical accident at a business in Dodge County was from Horicon.

The victim was identified Tuesday as Roman Torres, 55.

Another man who inhaled toxic fumes, 65-year-old Thomas Persha, also of Horicon, is recovering at the hospital.

Both were employees of Vivid Image Inc. in the Town of Theresa.

Sheriff Todd Nehls told WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee that Persha’s wife went to the business Monday afternoon, found the men unconscious on the floor and called 911.

Hazardous materials handlers said they found a pail of material that had tipped over and a vat that apparently leaked a chemical compound.