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Construction Worker Run Over by Roller

Accident is under investigation.

August 23, 2016

Monday, 38-year-old Arturo Razendez from Lansing was working on the front end of a pavement roller when the operator of the pavement roller, 47-year-old Felipe Hernandez Gonzalez from Lansing, got off the roller at the construction site to move some cones in the roadway. Gonzalez's shirt or safety vest got caught in the gear shift causing the roller to go into drive and continued to drive forward, running over the other worker.

The accident happened in Emmet County in far northern Michigan on U.S.31 near Pellston. Razendez was take to McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital and is in critical condition.

 

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