Kurt Malzahn, the Ludington water treatment plant superintendent, died Friday, a week after being injured from falling in a valve pit in a booster station.

“Our beloved friend and colleague Kurt Malzahn passed away from the injuries sustained a week ago,” Ludington City Manager Mitch Foster told the Daily News. “His family was by his side as he passed. The city is saddened by this incredible loss and hope his family is able to find peace.”

Malzahn, 50, was found unconscious the morning of Nov. 22 at the bottom of a valve pit at Brye Road booster station in Amber Township. He was taken initially to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, then was flown via AeroMed to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Funeral arrangements are being completed at Oak Grove Funeral Home.

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The Managing Editor for the Ludington Daily News since June 2018 and on the staff since Oct. 2011, taking over for legendary Lloyd Wallace. Previously with The Chippewa Herald in Chippewa Falls, Wis., and the Tuscola County Advertiser in Caro.