Man killed after manlift overturns at Jasper football stadium

One of the men injured when a bucket truck overturned at Jerry Brewer Alumni Stadium has succumbed to his injuries, according to Dubois County Coroner Bob Veatch.

The two men employed by Hulsman Electric, Earl W. Hulsman, 62, of Ireland and Kurt D. Brescher, 60, of Velpen, were replacing lights around the football field at about 12:06 p.m. Both men were in the bucket as it was being lowered and for an unknown reason, the lift tipped and fell about 40 feet to the ground, according to police.

When authorities arrived at the scene, Hulsman was unresponsive and Brescher was complaining of injuries.

Veatch said crews resuscitated Hulsman at the scene and he was transported to Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. An autopsy is planned for Tuesday.

Brescher was taken to Memorial Hospital as well but his condition is unknown at this time. Police said his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services, Jasper Volunteer Fire Department First Responders and the officers with the Jasper Police Department responded to the stadium at about 12:06 p.m. for the report of the overturned equipment.

5 Responses to Man killed after manlift overturns at Jasper football stadium

  1. jeff September 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm #

    Earl was a kind man and will be missed by many. So glad I knew him!

  2. SHANE September 11, 2017 at 9:13 pm #

    EARL WOULD GIVE THE SHIRT OFF HIS BACK TO ANYONE IN NEED. HAPPY TO CALL HIM A FRIEND

  3. Ron Vogler September 12, 2017 at 9:45 am #

    If i could be someone else it would be Earl!

  4. Jeannine Martin September 12, 2017 at 12:12 pm #

    Prayers for the Family! Sorry for your loss.

  5. Randy & Mary September 12, 2017 at 6:05 pm #

    Our prayers go out to the family. What a wonderful man he was

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