Utah Construction Worker Dies Trying To Save Co-Worker
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A Utah construction
worker was killed after jumping into a collapsing trench to save a co-worker
in American Fork. The 41-year-old construction worker and father is being
called a hero. The American Fork Police Department Chief called the incident
a tragic accident. The fatal construction accident occurred at a housing
development at 530 South 860 East. Officials say workers were installing
a water line about six feet down in a trench when the dirt began caving
in on a worker. The 41-year-old construction worker jumped in to help
and became trapped. Police say he was stuck for more than an hour and
died by the time firefighters reached him.
According to police, there should have been safety measures in place to
prevent this sort of accident. OSHA has announced they are conducting
their own investigation. Officials say the developer is a Provo, Utah
company, Vollkomen Construction. All construction work at the site has
been suspended until the investigation is complete, according to authorities.
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