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MI Man Killed in Electrical Accident at Pulverdryer

January 5, 2012 Leave a comment

SPRINGFIELD, MI — A Kalamazoo man died this morning due to an apparent electrical accident at the Pulverdryer plant near Battle Creek, according to the Springfield Department of Public Safety.

Police received a call at 10:26 a.m. reporting that an employee at the plant had suffered injuries due to a possible electrical accident, said officer Stephen Herbstreith.

The employee, Aaron Lankford, 31, was taken to Bronson Battle Creek Hospital, where he was declared dead shortly after arrival, according to police.

An autopsy will be conducted Wednesday morning at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing to determine the official cause of death, Herbstreith said.

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened an official investigation into the cause of the accident, said Adrian Roeskay, a director at MIOSHA.

Pulverdryer is a manufacturer of technology for pulverizing and drying systems based in Springfield, near Battle Creek.

Story via Mlive.com

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