Michigan Man Dies While Clearing Snow From Marijuana Grow Business

WWJ News
November 13, 2019 - 12:12 pm
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BANGOR, Mich. (WWJ/AP) - Authorities in southwest Michigan say a man was killed while using heavy machinery to clear snow from his marijuana grow business.

According to the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office, the 40-year-old man was using a Bobcat skid-steer loader at what WNEM reports was marijuana grow operation in Bangor, near South Haven, when he became trapped.

Police said the man was working under the bucket area to clean snow from near the machinery's pedals when the bucket lowered onto him.

Co-workers were able to free the man and performed CPR, but he died at the scene from his injuries.

“An unfortunate incident dealing with a farm implement,” said Van Buren Sheriff Daniel Abbot, in a statement. “We get those once in a while and unfortunately this is another one.”

The man's name has not been released.

The death came Tuesday after an early-season storm dumped a record-breaking amount of snow on Michigan. According to the National Weather Service, Bangor tallied a whopping 24 inches of snow.