Police: OSHA will not review Menards fatal accident
State regulators will not investigate the strange incident at a Menards store in Chesterfield Township where a customer died after being struck in the head by falling tiles, according to police.
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MiOSHA) was notified of Saturday’s fatality but likely will not conduct its own independent investigation, said police Sgt. Ken Anderson. http://www.macombdaily.com/general-news/20140901/police-osha-will-not-review-menards-fatal-accident
Experts Call Scuba Diving Safe Despite Recent Accidents
Experts are calling two recent diving accidents in Northern Michigan very unusual.
Both accidents happened within the last month. A diver died after exploring the Persian shipwreck in Lake Huron in Presque Isle County on Sunday. Last week, a man drowned while diving the Cedarville in the Straits on Mackinac. http://www.9and10news.com/story/26309437/experts-call-scuba-diving-safe-despite-recent-accidents
Boat Talk: The most common causes of accidents and deaths on the water
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — When it comes to efforts to inform boaters of the risks of operating under the influence, Michigan residents appear to be getting the message.
That’s at least one conclusion when looking at 2013 recreational boating statistics from the U.S. Coast Guard, which show alcohol was a contributing factor in six accidents and one fatality last year. The current statistics are down from 12 alcohol-related accidents and nine fatalities in 2009. http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2014/08/boat_talk_7.html
No-Fault Auto Insurance Rates Case To Be Appealed To Michigan Supreme Court
As The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Jake Neher reports, the case involves a private fund that reimburses people who are seriously injured in auto accidents.
The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association tacks a fee onto auto insurance policies to pay for the reimbursements. But it has refused to make documents public that could show how it sets its rates. A group called the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault is suing the MCCA to force it to release the information. It now plans to appeal the case to the Michigan Supreme Court. http://wkar.org/post/no-fault-auto-insurance-rates-case-be-appealed-michigan-supreme-court
Witnesses describe Ferris wheel accident at Chelsea fair: ‘Oh my God, they’re falling’
Police have confirmed that two children were injured after falling from a Ferris wheel cab at the Chelsea Community Fair Thursday night.
Officials said the juveniles were taken to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in critical but stable condition. There was no update on their medical status Friday morning. http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2014/08/witnesses_recall_ferris_wheel.html
Contractor electrocuted at Detroit area auto parts facility
A contract worker died early Wednesday morning when the truck he was unloading came in contact with a power line. The accident happened at a plant operated by auto parts supplier Tower Automotive, located in Clinton Township in the northern suburbs of Detroit.
The boom of the truck brushed an overhead power line as the driver was working the hydraulic controls to drop off a large trash container. Plant workers found the driver’s body lying outside the truck. He died at the scene. A video shot by a news helicopter showed the burned-out shell of a semi-trailer. http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/04/auto-a09.html
Semi smashup shuts down Interstate 94 for hours
MARSHALL, Mich. (Battle Creek Enquirer) – At least two people were hurt in a pair of accidents Friday morning on I-94.
Both the Michigan State Police and the Calhoun County Sheriff Department were at the scenes of both this morning. http://www.wzzm13.com/story/news/local/2014/08/22/marshall-interstate-94-11-mile-road-interstate-69-interchange/14437885/
Person killed in parade float crash identified as 80-year-old Metamora woman
LAPEER TOWNSHIP, MI — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Department has identified the 80-year-old Metamora woman killed Saturday morning in a traffic crash involving a modified parade float heading to the Metamora Country Days festival.
On Saturday, Aug. 23, around 10:03 a.m. Lapeer Township Police along with Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the intersection of Turill and Clark roads in Lapeer Township for a traffic crash with injuries. http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2014/08/person_killed_in_parade_float.html
Rollover crash near Renaissance Festival kills one, sends two to hospital
Michigan State Police troopers are investigating after a single-car rollover accident on Monday in Groveland Township killed a man and sent two women to the hospital.
The incident occurred around 6 p.m., said Groveland Township Fire Chief Steve McGee. A small sedan carrying two women and one man went over the embankment on the west side of Dixie Highway, about a mile south of the Renaissance Festival, and rolled into a tree. http://www.theoaklandpress.com/general-news/20140902/rollover-crash-near-renaissance-festival-kills-one-sends-two-to-hospital
Man killed, another injured in Davison Township crash that closed Lapeer Road
DAVISON TOWNSHIP, MI — A Lapeer man is dead following a traffic crash on Lapeer Road between Gale and State roads Thursday afternoon.
Davison Township Police Lieutenant Jay Rendon said the accident was reported around 4:52 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7.