Michael J. Krebs, 33, had been replacing a damaged irrigation pipe at the Medina, Ohio club when he was found unresponsive after coming in contact with underground wiring. Meanwhile, vandalism and an injury to an employee at Columbus (Wis.) Country Club were also reported, though no damage assessment has been made.
A 33-year-old man employed at Fox Meadow Country Club in Medina, Ohio was apparently electrocuted on July 10 after coming in contact with underground wiring, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported.
Sgt. Matt Neil of the Montville Township Police Department identified the victim as Michael J. Krebs, a father of three. He was a maintenance employee of the country club, the Plain Dealer reported.
Krebs had been operating a backhoe around 1:15 p.m. when he climbed off the machine and stepped down into a 9-foot hole, Neil said. He was alone at the time. Krebs and another employee of the club had been replacing damaged irrigation pipe, Neil said. Krebs’ co-worker found him unresponsive in the hole, the Plain Dealer reported.
Weather does not appear to have been a factor in the incident. “There were no storms at that time,” Neil said.
Officials from FirstEnergy and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration responded to the scene, the Plain Dealer reported.
In Wisconsin, a group of juveniles damaged three golf carts and one of them injured an employee at Columbus (Wis.) Country Club on June 28, the Madison (Wis.) Portage Daily Register reported.
“Three juveniles stole some golf carts and dumped (one of) them in the creek,” said Lt. Dennis Weiner of the Columbus Police Department, which responded to the incident at about 7 p.m. That cart may be a total loss, Weiner said.
An employee of the club was struck in the face during a scuffle with one of the juveniles that he was able to detain while the other two fled after they had taken the carts, the Daily Register reported.
The 16-year-old boy who was detained will be referred to Columbia County Juvenile Court on appropriate charges, the Daily Register reported.
“We’re still attempting to identify two of the three who got away,” Weiner said.
In order to determine the amount of damage that the three golf carts sustained, Weiner said that follow-up is needed. The two carts that did not go in the creek were driven recklessly. Police are talking to the cart owners and continuing their investigation, the Daily Register reported.
“They were joy-riding around the country club,” Weiner said.
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