State Representative Travis Tranel
of Cuba City is in the hospital, after
he was overcome by silo
gas. Tranel has been in the hospital
since Tuesday, and is currently in
the Intensive Care Unit.
Tranel says he’s on oxygen and other
medications, and is expected
to be in the hospital for the
rest of the week.
He says there’s no permanent damage
to his lungs and respiratory system.
Tranel says it started after he
checked a silo on the farm on
Monday morning after milking.
He says he came down from the
silo and then went to Boscobel
to help with clean-up from the
flooding. He later went to another
event, and then noticed he was
having difficulty breathing. After
going home Tranel noticed he
was continue to have problems.
So his wife took him to the
hospital early Tuesday.
Tranel represents the 49th Assembly
District which includes Grant, Richland,
and Lafayette Counties.
Tranel says he’s grateful for the calls
and e-mails from area residents while
he’s in the hospital.