Welder killed in tragic industrial accident

Last month, a welder was killed in a tragic industrial accident in Independence Township, Michigan.  The accident occurred on June 23 at the Clawson Tank Company facility located on the 4100 block of White Lake Road.

According to police reports, at 10:13 a.m., the 48-year old welder became crushed in between the tank he was working in and I-Beam rails the tank was resting on.  The accident happened as the welder was climbing out of the tank.

The victim’s abdomen was severely injured in the accident.  Paramedics rushed the welder to Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc where he later passed away.

Investigators from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration are trying to determine what caused the fatal accident.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family and friends.