Man crushed to death by cab of tractor-trailer

A Princeton man was crushed to death Sunday morning after the cab of a tractor-trailer truck he was working under slipped off a set of jacks and fell on him, Maine State Police said.

Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, identified the victim as 44-year-old Grant Cilley.

According to police, Cilley had jacked up the cab of the truck and was in the process of placing another set of jacks under the cab when it slipped off the jacks and crushed him.

The accident, which occurred around 10 a.m., took place in the yard of the family business on Main Street in Princeton, which is in Washington County.


Pedestrian struck, killed by SUV after leaving bar

Police are investigating the death of 24-year-old Brewer man who was struck by a vehicle shortly after leaving a bar on foot.

The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department said Branden Look was hit on Higginsville Road in Kenduskeag at about 1 a.m. Saturday shortly after leaving a pub. He died at the scene.

Officials say a witness said Look was lying in the road when he was struck by a sport utility vehicle driven by 21-year-old Dylan Pray of Kenduskeag.

No charges have been filed.


Man and his 4-year-old child hurt as he cleans gun

A young girl and her father were wounded Sunday morning when the handgun he was cleaning went off by accident, Maine State Police said.

Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, said 38-year-old Ryan Matson of Greenhead Road in Stonington was cleaning his .45-caliber handgun when it discharged around 9 a.m.

McCausland said the bullet wounded Matson in the leg and his 4-year-old daughter, Riley Matson, in the thigh. The girl had been sitting next to her father when the gun discharged.

Both father and daughter were transported to a hospital in Blue Hill, where they were being treated Sunday for non-life-threatening injuries, McCausland said.

Charges will not be filed against Matson.


Bath Iron Works to lay off 39 pipefitters Nov. 18

Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works is laying off 39 employees.

BIW officials say 39 pipefitters will be laid off effective Nov. 18.

Spokesman Jim DiMartini told WMTW-TV that the layoffs are due in part to the cyclical nature of the shipyard’s workload following last week’s launch of the Zumwalt destroyer, the largest Navy destroyer ever built.

DiMartini said the layoffs are expected to last for weeks rather than months.


Police increase patrols in wake of home burglaries

Fryeburg police said Sunday night that they have increased foot and vehicle patrols in the wake of several residential burglaries, three of which are being characterized as home invasions.

Fryeburg Police Chief Philip A. Weymouth said his officers investigated five break-ins last week, with the latest having taken place Saturday night at a home at 12 Baker Circle.

Weymouth urged residents who live in the East Fryeburg area to be “hypervigilant” and to report any suspicious foot or vehicle traffic.

– From staff and news services

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