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MEDIA RELEASE - ACCIDENTAL DEATH

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MEDIA RELEASE - ACCIDENTAL DEATH

  • June 14 2017
MEDIA RELEASE - ACCIDENTAL DEATH

JUNE 14, 2017

The Midland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accidental death of 54 year old Thomas Emery of Porter Township, Midland, MI.  The death occurred sometime around 10:00 am on June 12th, 2017.  The deceased was found at approximately 3:56 pm on June 12th, 2017.

Mr. Emery was operating a bob-cat fork lift alone to work on fields near his property.  It appears Mr. Emery was operating the machine from outside of the cab area when he accidentally pulled a lever making the hydraulic go down. Mr. Emery was not able to escape and was caught between the hydraulic boom and the cab of the bob-cat.
Mr. Emery was pronounced dead at the scene by the Midland County Assistant Chief Medical Examiner.  EMS was also on scene to assist.

It is not believed that foul-play, or drugs and or alcohol were involved.
Thank you,

Sheriff Scott Stephenson
 

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