Worker Dies After Getting Entangled In Machine 5-12-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Worker Dies After Getting Entangled In Machine 5-12-2011

One person is dead after an incident at a local parts plant in Bangor Township.
Michigan State Police said 58-year-old Paris D. Prater of Bay City was working on a metal lathe when he became tangled in the machine.
It happened at Schmidt Industries on Patterson Road in Bangor Township around 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Police said Prater was pulled into the machine after a piece of his clothing became entangled.
Prater's co-workers were able to free him prior to the arrival of emergency personnel, police said.
Prater was transported to Bay Regional Hospital where he later died.
Schmidt Industries manufactures turbine replacement parts.
The accident at the facility is under investigation by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
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