Man’s arm severly injured in gravel pit accident

A man from Munising was injured in a workplace accident at a gravel pit last week.

According to Michigan State Patrol the accident occurred at the Alger County Gravel Pit around 4:30 p.m. as the man worked to fix the conveyor belt on the gravel pit machine.

As he tried to fix the belt, his right arm got caught in the belt causing it to be severely injured. The man then called 911 and was transported to Marquette General Hospital, but the extent of his injuries are unknown at this point. He has since been released from the hospital.

Industrial accidents can happen quickly and unexpectedly and change the lives of many, our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim.