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March 27, 2013

Industrial accident results in fatality

By Brad D. Bates
C & G Staff Writer

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — At roughly 1 p.m. March 21, Shelby Township’s police and fire departments were alerted to an industrial accident on Teresa Drive that resulted in the death of a 42-year-old man.

The accident occurred at Mollertech — a facility located near 23 Mile and Schoenherr roads that makes plastic automobile components.

Shelby Township Police Chief Roland Woelkers said the victim was operating a crane when the accident occurred.

“He was struck by a large piece of industrial equipment,” Woelkers said of the victim, whose identity is being withheld at the request of his family. 

“It’s just an unfortunate industrial accident. He was operating a crane, moving some equipment and there was a malfunction of the crane equipment.”

There were no other injuries from the accident, and at press time Woelkers said the accident is still being investigated and police had not determined the specific cause or if there was any fault in the accident.

You can reach C & G Staff Writer Brad D. Bates at bbates@candgnews.com or at (586)498-1029.