In Memory of Those Who Died On The Job

 


In Memory of Those Who Died On The Job
At
Consumers Energy & Midland Cogeneration Venture
UNION MEMBERS AT CONSUMERS ENERGY
KILLED ON THE JOB IN PAST YEARS
1937
Victor Savage
July 12
Distribution - Lineman
Grand Rapids
Electrocution
Benton VanLeuven
Aug 4
Distribution - Tree Trimmer
Kalamazoo
Fall
Clay Boughfman
Aug 10
Distribution - Lineman
Owosso
Electrocution


1938
Russell F Brunner
March 30
Distribution - Lineman
Battle Creek
Electrocution
Roy Gerard
July 28
Distribution - Lineman
Bay City
Electrocution
1939
Terry A Craig
June 1
Distribution - Lineman
Flint
Electrocution
1940
Earle Barry
March 1
Distribution - Lineman
Owosso
Electrocution
Robert M Griffin
July 29
Distribution - Lineman
Saginaw
Electrocution
Lyle Mitchell
July 29
Distribution - Lineman
Grand Rapids
Electrocution
Allan Ketchum
Oct 3
Distribution - Lineman
Battle Creek
Electrocution
1941
Garnet E Palmer
April 4
Distribution - Gas Helper
Lansing
Explosion
Walter L Andrews
Oct 31
Distribution - Lineman
Flint
Fall
1942
Frank Conley
March 19
P&T - Mech Rep Helper
Eastern
Fall
William A Sterling
July 31
Gas Prod - Operator
Pontiac
Fall
Norvel F Dubay
Aug 22
Distribution - Appl Instal
Pontiac
Asphyxiation
1943
Herbert N Hamilton
March 23
Distribution - Reg Stat Op
Lansing
Struck by object
Dan Moore
July 27
Gas Const - Carpenter
Flint
Fall
1944
Stanley Zdrojkowski
Jan 14
Distribution - Adv Unskilled
Saginaw
Struck by object
Neil W Rynbrand
Sept 20
Distribution - Lineman
Kalamazoo
Electrocution
1945
John Kmetz
May 30
Gas Trans - Syst Operator
Saginaw
Explosion
1946
Carlyle E Ide
Dec 20
Transmission - Lineman
Western
Train accident
1947
Paul Van Tongeren
Jan 19
Transmission - Lineman
Blackstone Sub
Fall
1948
Elwin Downing
May 5
Distribution - Lineman
Flint
Electrocution
Dale Satterthwaite
June 15
P&T - Gen Repairman
Southern
Electrocution
Cecil C Coverly
June 23
Distribution - Lineman
Muskegon
Electrocution
1949
Milborn Fagerman
April 12
Distribution - Lineman
Cadillac
Electrocution
1950
Donald C Brock
March 6
Distribution - Lineman
Flint
Fall
Gilbert D Crippen
Aug 24
Distribution - Lineman
Battle Creek
Electrocution


1951 - NO FATALITIES

1952
Rueben Carlson
June 3
Distribution - Lineman
Northwest Division
Electrocution
John Bartotti
July 1
Transmission - Lineman
Southern
Electrocution
1953
Howard R Hartley
June 30
Distribution - Lineman
Bay City Division
Electrocution
James R Young
Aug 13
Distribution - Lineman
Muskegon Division
Electrocution
Fred Petrimoulx, Sr
Dec 17
Distribution - Lineman
Saginaw
Auto accident


1954 - NO FATALITIES

1955
George E Woolsey
Jan 19
GO - Pipe Wrapping Man
Pipe Wrap Plant
Struck by object


1956 - NO FATALITIES

1957
Mike Kovats
Feb 28
P&T - Oper & Gen Repair
Western Ave Sub
Electrocution
Milton Iverson
Oct 1
GO - Const - Mechanic B
Manitou Beach Sub
Electrocution


1958 - NO FATALITIES

1959
Paul R Borgeson
Feb 13
Distribution - Groundman
Muskegon
Auto accident
Jack D Garvey
Feb 13
Distribution - Lineman
Muskegon
Auto accident
Devere Gene Tays
May 5
Distribution - DMOS
Kalamazoo
Electrocution
Richard G Finn
Nov 5
Distribution - Tree Trimmer
Bay City
Electrocution
Noel W Spore, Jr
Nov 11
Distribution - Lineman
Muskegon
Electrocution


1960 - NO FATALITIES

1961
Harold L Flick
Feb 13
Distribution - Pri Meter Man
Flint
Electrocution


1962 - NO FATALITIES

1963
Raymond W Barr
July 10
Distribution - Lineman
Battle Creek
Electrocution
Gordon J Eppink
Sept 9
Distribution - Lineman
Muskegon
Electrocution
1964
Richard L Hanley
June 9
Distribution - Lineman
Flint
Gun shot
1965
Geo. Featheringill
May 4
Distribution - Lineman
Bay City
Electrocution
1966
Orlo J Lixey
March 3
Distribution - DMOS
Bay City
Electrocution
Richard E Miller
July 15
Distribution - Gas Linesman
Kalamazoo
Train accident
1967
Marvin VanHemert
July 20
Distribution - DMOS
Muskegon
Electrocution
1968
Lisle W Mann
June 29
Distribution - Lineman
Grand Rapids
Electrocution


1969 - NO FATALITIES

1970
Thomas A Sleder
June 5
Distribution - Lineman
Northwest Division
Electrocution


1971 - NO FATALITIES
1972 - NO FATALITIES

1973
Mark A Blessman
Jan 11
Cust Serv - Meter Reader
Jackson
Auto accident


1974 - NO FATALITIES
1975 - NO FATALITIES
1976 - NO FATALITIES

1977
James R Nolan
Sept 23
East TRC - Mech Rep B
Karn 1&2
Suffocation


1978 - NO FATALITIES

1979
Gene L Freeman
July 16
Distribution - Gas Linesman
Flint
Auto accident
1980
William F Grant
Feb 29
Distribution - Lineman
Pontiac
Fall
1981
Paul A Panzer, Jr
Sept 17
Maint - Mech Repair B
Campbell 1&2
Suffocation
1982
Thomas R Housley
Sept 8
General Repairman A
Argenta Sub
Electrocution
1983
Steven G Bos
June 5
Coal Supply Operator
Campbell 1&2
Crushed


1984 - NO FATALITIES
1985 - NO FATALITIES

1986
Lawrence Carlson
Aug 21
Distribution - Lineman
Muskegon
Electrocution


1987 - NO FATALITIES
1988 - NO FATALITIES

1989
David Benson
Aug 5
Distribution - Tree Trimmer
Allegan
Electrocution


1990 - NO FATALITIES
1991 - NO FATALITIES

1992
Ollie Mitchell
May 11
FMS-E, Mech Repairman A
Baldwin
Auto accident
Donald Vandelaare
Sept 22
Distribution - Lineman
Kalamazoo
Electrocution


1993 - NO FATALITIES

1994
Christopher E Beck
Dec 6
Cust Serv - Meter Reader
Adrian
Auto accident


1995 - NO FATALITIES
1996 - NO FATALITIES
1997 - NO FATALITIES

1998
Paul R Luna
May 31
Distribution - Lineman
Zeeland
Electrocution
Juan R Reyes
June 5
Cust Serv - Meter Worker
Kalamazoo
Auto Accident
Tommy Tomasik
June 21
Distribution - Lineman
Flint
Electrocution
1999
Steven M Zuzula
February 18
Operations - Plant Operator
Midland - MCV
Electrocution
2000
Terry G Dunning
September 22
Distribution - Line Worker
Saginaw
Electrocution


2001 - NO FATALITIES
2002 - NO FATALITIES
2003 - NO FATALITIES
2004 - NO FATALITIES

2005
Thomas W Cole
October 3
Lead S-M Metro Repair Worker
Grand Rapids
Auto accident


2006 - NO FATALITIES

2007
James J Rus
June 26
Electric Transmission Line Worker
Grand Rapids
Crushed by object


2008 - NO FATALITIES
2009 - NO FATALITIES
2010 - NO FATALITIES
2011 - NO FATALITIES

2012
Jeffrey Creel
June 22
Line Worker
Bronson Struck by vehicle
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