- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 12, 2019

MONTCALM TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a man drilling holes in the ground at a western Michigan farm died after his clothes were caught in a powerful auger.

The accident occurred Monday night in Montcalm County’s Montcalm Township, 40 miles (64 kilometers) northeast of Grand Rapids. Forty-two-year-old Jacob Fruchey died at the scene.

Investigators say Fruchey was drilling holes in the ground near a sheep barn to relieve flooding from melting snow. His wife found him around 7 p.m.

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide