Zug Island explosion, fire kills one

Jan 5, 2008 Full story: Detroit News 37

A contractor died Saturday afternoon when a gas line ruptured, causing an explosion and fire on industrial Zug Island. via Detroit News

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walt dietz

United States

#1 Jan 5, 2008
one of my best friends. great guy he will be missed by many
Lauren Bullock

Howell, MI

#2 Jan 6, 2008
He was a kind person with an amazing sense of humor. My condolences to his family and friends.

Lima, OH

#3 Jan 6, 2008
He was an amazing person that everyone got along with. Things won't be the same.
nate and danielle gill

Westland, MI

#4 Jan 7, 2008
Had to be one of the greatest guys around.He had a huge impact on a lot of people. It will not be the same without you, but your memories will last a lifetime.We will all be strong for you.We miss you TP.
dale miller

United States

#5 Jan 7, 2008
Great friend of my older brother Don and my family RIP TOM. Great man
kirk pierce

Livonia, MI

#6 Jan 9, 2008
A very good friend and person to everybody will be missed! Love You Tom!!!
Cara Brooks-Pichler

Farmington, MI

#7 Jan 10, 2008
I will never be able to put into words the bond I had with my brother. He was not just my sibling or my roomate but he was in fact one of my closest,dearsest and most loyal friends!
Cara Pichler

Columbus, OH

#8 Aug 11, 2008
It's been 7 months since my brother died and it still hurt's as much as the first day!
Cara Pichler

Farmington, MI

#9 Oct 14, 2008
9 months later! forever in spirt! Thomas Michael Picler Jr. Never to be forgotton!
Jenny Pichler

Dearborn, MI

#10 Oct 17, 2008
Forever in spirit for sure!! The greatest brother ever!And the GREATEST uncle! I will never forget you little bro!
Paige Warner

Dearborn, MI

#11 Oct 17, 2008
greatest uncle in the world and forever in my heart!
Cara Pichler

United States

#12 Dec 18, 2008
11 months later! Not ONE SINGLE DAY! goes bye that I can forget my brother is gone forever and for that I am extremly BITTER,ANGRY and SAD!
Life has thrown me some challenges but this is BY FAR the WORST I have yet to face!!!!
Cara Pichler

Detroit, MI

#13 Jul 17, 2009
17 months Later! Emotionaly NO progress! No anwser's from those who where reponsible and No Justice for my brother!

Sterling Heights, MI

#14 Oct 20, 2009
"No anwser's from those who where reponsible and No Justice for my brother! "

My heart is with you and your family. Though it's been many years,an explosion at Great Lakes Steel took the life of my Grandfather, leaving my mother to grow up without a father. They never took responsibility, nor will they ever for the countless lives lost at that horrific place.
Cara Pichler

United States

#15 Feb 11, 2010
2 years and 1 month later!
It NEVER gets easier like they say! You NEVER FORGET!!!!!!!!!!
Cara Pichler

United States

#16 Oct 18, 2010
2 years and 9 months later and no one knows nothing! Give me a f..... brake! really what if this was your family member?
Alyssa Brooks

United States

#17 Oct 18, 2010
R.I.P uncle tommy miss you and we know your up there with jesus your a great guy and i love you and miss u

Northville, MI

#18 Oct 18, 2010
Miss you Tommy. I know how dearly you are missed by your entire family and it continues to break my heart to see the pain your family endures. You clearly left an incredible mark with everyone who knew you and those who didn't will unfortunately never have that priviledge. God bless you.
Julie Picano geeter

Westland, MI

#19 Oct 18, 2010
Tommy....fun,funny,talented,ha ndsome,personable,thoughtful,h elpful......gone way too soon. You are surley missed my friend. Continue to watch over & guide you're family
Jennifer Pichler

Redford, MI

#20 Oct 19, 2010
The 3 amigos no longer just 2 standing and never will be the same ever!!! Although it has almost 3 years, he will never leave our hearts, you may have taken my brother but you can never have my memories! Tommy will forever remain in our thought and hearts!!!!

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