Man taken to hospital after equipment hits power line

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — A man has been taken to a hospital after hitting a power line in a piece of equipment he was operating.

The incident occurred at Nykamp Trucking & Excavating near 56th Street in Hudsonville at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office said 30-year-old Jacob Elzinga was operating a truck with a boom, loading feed into a silo. Elzinga raised the boom and hit a power line, electrocuting the vehicle and Elzinga.

Elzinga had several severe burn marks throughout his body, deputies say. He was taken to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital, where, as of Sunday morning, he is listed in fair condition.

The incident is under investigation