Traverse City News and Events

Utility Worker Killed In Peninsula Township

By Beth Milligan | Oct. 6, 2018

A 51-year-old utility worker was killed in an electrical accident in the 20000 block of Center Road in Peninsula Township Friday.

Grand Traverse Sheriff's Office deputies and Peninsula Township Fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene of the accident at 11:28am. The utility worker was "injured by electricity while performing electric utility work," according to the Sheriff's Office. The man was rushed to Munson Medical Center, but was pronounced dead at the hospital at 12:50pm.

Investigators from the Medical Examiner’s office were on the scene Friday, with representatives from Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) also traveling to Traverse City to investigate the worker's death.

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