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Industrial accident kills man in Weber County

By | Posted - Mar. 24, 2011 at 12:22 p.m.

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SLATERVILLE, Weber County — A man was killed Thursday morning after reportedly falling 50 to 60 feet.

Emergency crews responded about 8:30 a.m. to the Central Weber Sewer Facility at 2594 W. Pioneer Road on a report of an industrial accident.

The sewer plant is going through an expansion. Part of that includes a new building currently under construction, and it was from the scaffolding on that building that the 34-year-old AK Masonry employee fell to his death.

"There may not have been a witness to this. They heard some noise and they've heard some things, but there may not be an actual witness," said Weber County Sheriff's Lt. Matthew Bell.

The man's fellow construction workers rushed to his side and tried to keep him alive until medical crews arrived, but once they got on site he was pronounced dead.

The Weber County Sheriff's Office is now investigating what caused the man to fall. Investigators are not sure if the man was weary any safety equipment at the time of the fall.

Representatives from MWH Global, the general contractor of the project, told KSL News they could not comment on the situation or the safety precautions, other than to say their hearts go out to the man's family.

AK Masonry was not prepared to make any statements about the incident either.

More information will be posted when it becomes available.


Story written by Shara Park with contributions from Pat Reavy and Randall Jeppesen.




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