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Update: Nail Hits Man's Brain After Construction Equipment Misfires

Man passed away Thursday morning following accident at White Lake construction site.

Update: Patch has confirmed with the man's family that he passed away Thursday morning. A family member told Patch he was an organ donor and will be greatly missed by his family, wife and two kids.

A 33-year-old Waterford man was hospitalized last week after suffering a serious injury while working on a construction site in White Lake.

According to a report filed with the White Lake Police Department, the man was using a high powered nail gun when it misfired, sending a nail through the corner of the man's eye, and into his brain.

Police said workers saw the man fall from a small platform before getting up and staggering around. The report states the man told coworkers he needed to get to a hospital.

The man was transported to a nearby hospital before being transferred to the University of Michigan hospital in Ann Arbor.

Police Chief Ed Harris said the department was told that the man underwent surgery this past weekend, and was able to get the nail removed from his brain successfully. Harris said last he heard, the man was still in critical condition.

Diane Jeffrey February 20, 2013 at 06:39 PM
Bud Williams passed last night at U of M Hospital. Faith Church, 3411 Airport Rd, Waterford is donating proceeds from our Sat. night children's event to his wife. Organized, supervised nerf games, registration begins at 5:30p, 2-23-13, ages 5 to 11 only. $4.00 per child, pizza and beverage, pick up time 9:30. Looking forward to a big night, lots of fun for kids and a blessing to the grieving family. Questions call church office, 248-623-7330.
Brooke Tajer February 20, 2013 at 06:41 PM
Thank you for the update and information Diane. My condolences to Bud's family, friends and coworkers.
Danielle Smith February 20, 2013 at 08:10 PM
Diane, unfortunately my teens are to old to attend are you aware of any other way we could donate to this family...thanks
shilynn mcclusky February 20, 2013 at 08:32 PM
http://fundly.com/m/bud-and-robin-williams-family-fund Their webs
BRAD HAUXWELL February 20, 2013 at 08:59 PM
FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN HELPING FAMILY "http://fundly.com/bud-and-robin-williams-family-fund"
Danielle Smith February 20, 2013 at 09:25 PM
thanks guys I will be posting this link on my facebook as well

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