Person dies in industrial accident

SAGOLA TOWNSHIP — One person has died from injuries sustained from an industrial accident in Sagola Township.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Iron Mountain Post responded to Minerick Logging Inc. located along M-95 in Sagola Township at around 10:50 a.m. CT Thursday for the reported accident.

Upon arrival, it was determined an employee had been injured during routine maintenance work on a vehicle. STAR Ambulance was already at the scene providing emergency medical care.

Paramedics requested an immediate air medivac from the scene. Highway M-95 was temporarily closed and a landing zone was established. After arrival of Valley Med Flight, medical care continued but despite all attempts by medical personnel, the victim did not survive the injuries.

Assisting at the scene was STAR Ambulance, Beacon Ambulance, Valley Med Flight, Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office and Sagola Township Fire Department.