Michigan Man Killed in Work Accident

Michigan Man Killed in Work Accident

Scott Maxwell, owner of a construction company in Michigan died Sept. 23 after being electrocuted while at work.

According to police reports, Maxwell, 43, was hauling concrete in his construction truck when the truck’s boom hit an overhead wire. He reportedly got out of the truck to assess the situation and after realizing the tires had caught fire, he reached for an extinguisher inside the cab.

Maxwell was instantly electrocuted when he touched the truck, as the boom was still touching the wire. Reports state that nearby workers tried to help him, but it was too late. Maxwell was rushed to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, where he was pronounced dead.

Construction Accident Took Family Man

Maxwell is survived by his wife, Julie and four children, two boys and two girls. His sons, Tyler, 21, and Torey, 17, lost their mother to Hodgkins disease more than ten years ago.

Quoted in local newspapers, his family described Maxwell as “a dedicated father who enjoyed watching his children at school sporting events and activities.”  And, according to his sister-in-law, Stephanie Hehl, "he always liked to make people laugh and tell jokes…he was one of those people everyone liked to be around." The family will be holding a funeral service in his honor Saturday morning.

(Source: The Grand Rapids Press)

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