Area man killed by front-end loader

In Huron County, he was moving a telephone pole and other debris in a wooded area when the unthinkable happened.

Huron County sheriffs deputies say 50 year old Michael Crissman of Warren was killed yesterday in an accident in Gore Township. Around 5:40, emergency crews were called to 6665 N. Lakeshore Road, where the loader backed over Crissman.

According to a news release, his 62 year old brother, Bruce Crissman of Harbor Beach, was operating a loader while Michael was cleaning up debris on family owned property. While moving a telephone pole that was lying on the ground, Michael was accidentally backed over by the loader. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Huron County Medical Examinerâ??s Office.

The loader is a Trojan L-4500

Agencies that assisted with this incident include the Port Hope Fire Dept. and the Eastern Huron EMS.