Gravel Pit Death Friday, October 1, 2021
On Friday morning, October 1st at approximately 9:26, the Taylor County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received several calls reporting a deceased subject in a gravel pit at W11422 County Road A-T in the Town of Maplehurst, Taylor County.
Taylor County Detectives, along with Owen Withee Fire and EMS, were dispatched to the scene. Emergency responders found a male subject entrapped in a hopper, covered with gravel. Emergency responders worked to extricate the male subject and once extricated, it was determined that the male subject was deceased. The male subject was identified as 25-year Nickolas Peleschak of Lublin.
A preliminary investigation indicates Peleschak was working in the gravel pit and, at some point, entered the hopper bin. Once inside the hopper bin, the gravel collapsed around him, trapping him.
Preliminary findings from the Medical Examiners Office indicates Peleschak died from asphyxiation due to injuries sustained from the incident. No foul play is suspected at this time.