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Caledonia man victim of industrial accident

A Caledonia Farmers Elevator employee died in an industrial accident while at work Saturday, according to the Kent County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies called to the scene learned that Daniel Hibma, 56, from Caledonia, was working at the Caledonia Farmers Elevator when another employee, who was not working, drove by at about 3:10 p.m. and saw that Hibma had not finished working.

 

Knowing that was unusual, the employee searched the buildings and found that Hibma had been involved in an accident, officials said.

Caledonia and Kentwood fire departments worked together using technical rescue equipment and recovered Hibma.

 

Life Ambulance personnel pronounced him deceased at the scene.  The investigation is ongoing. Additional details may be released later.

 

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