GIBRALTAR, MI – A 35-year-old laborer was performing arc welding on a private home-owner’s metal dock.
It appears that the laborer accidentally dropped the welding terminal lead onto his chest. EMS arrived, performed CPR, and transported him to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. He died from the shock of the welding terminal.
He is the 11th Michigan worker death reported for 2016 which occurred on Friday, July 22nd, 2016. Employers and employees are urged to use extreme care and safety diligence in all work activities.