UPDATED: Alpena man killed by tow cable

ROGERS CITY — An Alpena man died near Rogers City shortly before 6 p.m. on Wednesday after a tow cable used to pull a truck with a bulldozer let loose and crashed through his windshield and struck the man.

The wife of the victim identified the man as 57-year-old Glen Tulgetske.

The bulldozer was being used to help dislodge the truck when the cable somehow became disconnected from the dozer, Chris Flewelling, Presque Isle County undersheriff, said.

According to Flewelling, Tulgetske was an employee of L&S Transit Mix Concrete Co., of Alpena, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident happened at a worksite near U.S.-23 and Williams Road and Flewelling said the case has been turned over to the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which was slated to investigate the scene today.

The Presque Isle County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Rogers City Police Department, first responders from Posen, and Allied EMS.


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