Police search arrest warrant after Mich. employee’s physique present in collapsed trench

Police have requested an arrest warrant after a Michigan employee was discovered lifeless in a collapsed trench, and it was later decided he died after being hit by an excavator being operated on the worksite, studies WJRT ABC 12 information station.

Craig Wagner

The employee, Craig Earl Wagner Jr., 38, of Dryden was discovered buried in a trench September 12 in Imlay Metropolis. Makes an attempt had been made to rescue him from the ditch quickly after police obtained a report of the ditch cave-in. Inside 5 minutes, officers situated him, however he was already lifeless.

WJRT studies that the Imlay Metropolis Police Division has requested an arrest warrant be issued from the Lapeer County Prosecutor’s Workplace, which can resolve whether or not fees needs to be filed.

Imlay Metropolis Police Chief Scott Pike, in an October 1 interview with WNEM CBS 5 information station, stated:

“The injury affect to his head couldn’t have been accomplished from the falling earth. The one manner it might’ve occurred is from the development gear on the scene.”

He additionally questioned why the accountable operator didn’t come ahead:

“The human response when it’s that scary and that critical, the pure response is to disclaim it and to distance your self from it. However sooner or later, for those who had been concerned and it was simply an accident, looks like the prudent factor to do is to come back ahead and say so.”

Wagner was working for Novak Building of Almont when his demise occurred.

Wagner’s obituary stated he additionally labored on his household’s 160-year-old farm elevating cattle and promoting hay and labored in building laying block, putting in overhead doorways and as an gear operator. He and his spouse have 5 youngsters.

“Craig loved gardening, farming, spending time with their youngsters, and dealing with and on his John Deere tractors,” the obituary reads.