Monday, March 11, 2013
Grosse Ile employee James Farrell died on Jan. 28 after he was buried alive attempting to fix a broken water main for the Township of Grosse Ile.
Township officials said the investigation into James Farrell's death continued Friday, with no immediate end in sight. Farrell was buried under nearly two feet of mud and water for nearly 14 minutes after a trench dug to fix a broken water main collapsed on top of him on Jan. 24. He died four days later at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Township Supervisor Brian Loftus said he and other township officials received an oral briefing on the investigation early this week, but could not discuss details discussed in the briefing. Officials from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) are conducting the investigation to find out what caused the trench to collapse. Patty Meyer, director of the construction safety and …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Check out these job openings, courtesy of indeed.com and snagajob.com.
Twice a week, Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch posts a roundup of jobs that are available in Trenton and Grosse Ile. Check the site on Mondays and Thursdays for the latest job openings. The following listings are courtesy of indeed.com: And these listings are courtesy of snagajob.com: For the latest Trenton and Grosse Ile news and information, "like" Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
James Farrell, Grosse Ile resident and public works employee, died at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit on Monday night after he was buried alive in a cave-in while attempting to fix a broken water main.
Grosse Ile Township officials released a statement regarding the recent death of township public works employee James Farrell. Farrell, 56, was injured on the job in a cave-in last week while attempting to fix a broken water main. Here is the statement released Tuesday afternoon: The Township of Grosse Ile is deeply saddened by the January 28, 2013 death of James Farrell. Jim, a lifelong resident of Grosse Ile, worked for the Township for over 11 years. His positive attitude, upbeat demeanor and cheery "Good Morning" will be missed by the staff of the Township and the entire community. Sincere condolences go out to friends and the entire family of James Farrell. Township Supervisor Brian Loftus said further details will be made available …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Patch gets to know Grosse Ile by interviewing Township Supervisor Brian Loftus, who has some surprising comments about the island that has the oldest population Downriver.
Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch editor Nate Stemen sat down with Grosse Ile Township Supervisor Brian Loftus to become better acquainted with the island. Loftus has been township supervisor for four years and is running for another term in November on the Republican ticket. He grew up in southeastern Michigan and is a former pilot for the United States Air Force. After and during his time in the Air Force and the Michigan International Guard, Loftus worked in a number of different aviation venues, including several years as a commercial airline pilot. He recently retired from Fed Ex after 27 years of service as a pilot. Loftus retired from the military after 33 years of service and almost immediately put his experience to use as township …