Ludington city employee injured after falling into pit.

November 22, 2019

Ludington city employee injured after falling into pit.

AMBER TOWNSHIP — A City of Ludington employee was injured this morning following an accident at the city’s municipal water tank at the corner of US 10/31 and Brye Road. 

Editor‘s note: this story originally stated the employee worked for the department of public works. City Manager Mitch Foster states that the city has several public works divisions and would not confirm which department the employee works for.

According to City Manager Mitch Foster, the employee 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 was able to get the victim 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 was being treated for injuries to his face and legs. Foster said additional testing was being done to determine the extent of any additional injuries. 

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

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