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.
Sheriff Scott Stephenson