Investigation under way into fatal fall at Waupaca

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TELL CITY – An Owensboro, Ky., man performing maintenance work at Waupaca Foundry fell to his death Saturday evening.

Perry County Coroner Charlie Baumeister identified the victim Saturday night as 45-year-old Bobby Felty.

Felty, who was employed by Stewart Industrial of Owensboro and was not a Wauapca employee, was working inside the foundry when he fell about 50 feet and landed on a concrete floor. 

Dispatchers received a call at 5:56 p.m. reporting that Felty had been found face down on the floor.

First responders in the foundry responded as did Perry County EMS. Felty was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Baumeister said an autopsy was held Sunday at a funeral home in Tell City.