Dump truck driver killed by wooden mat struck by excavator at Highland Township construction site
HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. A dump truck driver was killed at a Highland Township construction site when an excavator struck a pile of wooden road mats, causing one to fall on top of him, officials said. The incident happened at 2:33 p.m. Thursday in the area of Woodruff Lake and Center roads, Highland Township firefighters said. A 49-year-old Howell man was standing outside the truck between a large pile of wooden construction road mats and the front drivers side of his truck at a pipeline construction site, according to authorities. When an excavator at the site spun to load the truck, it struck a pile of the wooden mats, causing one to fall on the man and pin him between the mat and the dump truck, officials said. Construction workers removed the man and officials took him to Huron Valley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to officials.
Heritage Holidays at Wolcott Mill Farm Center in Ray Township
'Tis the season for family fun in southeast Michigan especially during the annual Heritage Holidays at Wolcott Mill Metropark, select days Dec. 6-21, 2019. decorate the Wolcott Mill Farm Center at the Wolcott Mill Metropark for Heritage Holidays, running Dec. 6-7. This annual event in Ray Township features holiday fun for the kids. Sip on a nice cup of hot chocolate or mulled cider sitting by one of the two bonfires. - Advertisement -For more details on the 2019 Heritage Holidays at Wolcott Mill Metropark and other family fun things to do this weekend in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, visit the Metro Parent calendar.metroparent.com