MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two employees were hurt when tornado-like winds ripped away a section of the roof at a tractor manufacturer in Racine County.
Case IH spokesman Duane Nelson said an engineer and a parts employee were taken to a local hospital after suffering minor injuries when a storm damaged the Mount Pleasant plant Tuesday morning.
Sheryl Uthemann was working first shift when she heard a loud roar. Uthemann said co-workers then shouted to run for cover. She said she looked up and “saw pieces of the roof sucked up.”
Jeremy Thornton said it sounded like a freight train coming through the building, then a huge gust of wind knocked him back a couple feet.