MSP responds to fatal accident at a hydroelectric dam in Iron County

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IRON COUNTY, Mich. (WJMN) – Michigan State Police troopers from the Iron Mountain Post responded to a fatal industrial accident on August 31 at approximately 12:25 p.m. at the hydroelectric dam on Lower Dam Road in Mastodon Township.

The investigation determined that employees of Waterworks Marine of Lacrosse, Wisc. were moving a bulkhead into place by a crane, when the boom of the crane snapped off, striking a worker.

Emergency medical personnel from Aspirus EMS assisted by Alpha/Mastadon Township Fire Department responded to the scene. The Waterworks Marine worker, 48-year-old Neil Boser of Hillman, Minn., suffered fatal injuries at the scene.

Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) is conducting a follow-up in the incident.

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