Water plant supervisor remains in serious condition following fall.

November 22, 2019

Water plant supervisor remains in serious condition following fall.

Kurt Malzahn, the City of Ludington water plant supervisor, remains in serious condition this evening after a fall into a valve pit this morning at the “Eagle” water tank at the corner of US 10/31 and Brye Road in Amber Township. 

City Manager Mitch Foster said Malzahn was found at the bottom of a valve pit unconscious about 8 a.m. this morning by another city employee. According to dispatch information, the pit was about 8-feet deep. 

Emergency personnel were able to get him out of the pit and he was then transferred to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital by ambulance and then Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital by AeroMed helicopter where he underwent surgery.

“Kurt’s family and all city employees are asking for continued prayer as we get through this,” Foster said.

Emergency units responding included Pere Marquette Township Fire Department, Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Ludington Police Department, and Life EMS.

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