Weekly toll: The last shift
Genesee Power Station employee dies in workplace accident
FLINT, MI – An employee died in an industrial accident at the Genesee Power Station last week. CMS Energy, which owns the facility, released a statement Monday confirming the worker’s death. The worker’s name and the circumstances leading to his death were not released. CMS is the parent company of Consumers Energy, which provides electric and natural gas service to much of Mid-Michigan. The Genesee Power Station at 5310 N. Dort Highway burns waste wood from pallets, crates and other sources to generate electricity. The plant burns a small amount of tires with the wood, as well.
2 deputies shot dead when inmate overpowered them near courthouse
Kansas City, MO — Two Sheriff’s deputies were fatally shot when an inmate overpowered them near a Kansas courthouse on Friday, officials said. The deadly altercation took place about 11:30 a.m. when the two Wyandotte County sheriff’s deputies in Kansas City pulled into the parking lot and were readying to transport inmates to court, said Kelli Bailiff of the sheriff’s office. It’s very possible the deputies were attacked with their own guns, Bailiff said. Deputy Patrick Rohrer, 35, was taken to a hospital where he later died, Kansas City police said. Deputy Theresa King, 44, was rushed to University of Kansas Medical Center in critical condition. She was pronounced dead about 12 hours later, just after midnight on Saturday.