Wyoming man killed in accident at plastics plant

Russel Scharenbroch Jr (right) with his wife Angel (Facebook courtesy).

WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — A 34-year-old Wyoming man was killed in an industrial accident at a plastics plant in Wyoming Friday.GR PLASTICS FATAL 062714

The accident happened Friday around 5 p.m. at the Grand Rapids Plastics building at 4220 Roger B. Chaffee in Wyoming.

Co-workers tell 24 Hour News 8 a worker was cleaning an injection molding machine when he got caught inside and was killed.

Family members tell 24 Hour News 8 the victim is 34-year-old Russel Scharenbroch Jr. They say Russel was a loving husband and father of six children; he would help anybody he could and did everything to support his family.

There will be a candlelight vigil for Russel at Grand Rapids Plastics at 9 p.m. Saturday.

24 Hour News 8 has reached out to several Grand Rapids Plastics representatives, but they have not not returned our calls.

Check back at woodtv.com for updates.

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