Wyoming man killed in accident at plastics plant

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

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