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DTE worker from Milford killed in workplace accident

A DTE worker from Milford was killed Tuesday evening after a piece of equipment fell on top of him.

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA),  says the fatal incident occurred on April 4 just after 7 p.m. at an electrical substation in Clarkston when a when a radiator assembly came loose and struck the 61-year-old electrical maintenance journeyman from Milford who was working with several other people to dismantle a transformer.

The Independence Township Fire Department responded and began started life-saving procedures, but the victim was pronounced dead a short while later at a nearby hospital.

According to MIOSHA, this is the seventh workplace-related death so far in 2023. In 2022, there were 43 MIOSHA-related fatalities.

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