Explosion at Falk Kills Three Employees, Injures 46

January 9, 2007—

An explosion at Milwaukee-based Falk Corp. occurred on December 6, killing three employees and injuring an additional 46.

Daniel Custer, Curtis Lane and Thomas LeTendre were killed in the explosion.

The blast shook the surrounding area, overturned cars in the parking lot and blew out windows of nearby companies in the industrial park.

Despite the blast damage, the majority of the facility remains structurally sound. Shops 1, 2 and the foundry were cleared during an initial inspection. Appriximately 500 workers returned Dec. 18 for limited production. The company anticipates all 750 workers will be back to work by late January.


The company’s website reports that all employees will continue to receive pay and benefits.


Further updates can be found on the company’s website at www.falkcorp.com.

Memorials can be sent to:               

Curtis Land Memorial Fund               

Landmark Credit Union               

955 Lexington Dr.               

Oconomowoc, WI 53066           


Thomas LeTendre Children’s College Fund               

Alex Flynn & Associates SC               

1233 N. Prospect Ave.                

 Milwaukee, WI 53022    


Falk Families Survivors’ Fund               

 Rexnord Industries LLC

4701 W. Greenfield Rd.

Milwaukee, WI 53214

Attn: Treasurer


Falk Corp.