Police identify Davison man killed in Burton construction accident
BURTON, Mich. --Burton Police have identified Curtis Hollingshead as the 33-year-old man killed in a tragic construction accident Tuesday.
The accident took place in the area of North Belsay and Potter Roads just before 11 a.m.
Police say Hollingshead was using a backhoe when a water cap blew off of a water main valve and knocked him into the hole.
The hole quickly filled with water, and Hollingshead became trapped.
The Michigan Laborers’ District Council has released a statement about the accident.
“The Michigan Laborers’ District Council, an affiliation of seven locals of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), is saddened to learn of the loss of one its members earlier this week at an accident in Burton; he was a proud member from LIUNA Local 1191 based in Detroit.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with him, his family, and his brothers and sisters on the jobsite. Times like this give us pause and remind us to be thankful of what we have,” said Geno Alessandrini, Business Manager for the Michigan Laborers’ District Council. “Even with top-notch training and education, accidents still happen on the jobsite because construction is a dangerous business. We’ll be doing everything we can to support the family of our union brother during this trying time.”