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Officials ID Alpine man who died from debris dropped by helicopter



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SALT LAKE CITY — Officials identified a man who died Saturday afternoon when he was hit by debris dropped from a helicopter.

Bryan Burr, 58, of Alpine, was on the ground where crews were conducting aerial drops of straw mulch over the burn scars left by the Brian Head Fire that burned in July, according to a statement from Iron County Sheriff's Lt. Del Schlosser.

Burr was calling out locations of where to drop the mulch around 1 p.m. when he was struck on the head by falling debris, Schlosser said in the statement.

Burr likely died as a result of blunt force trauma from falling debris during the drop, according to Schlosser.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident since an aircraft was involved.

Contributing: Ashley Stilson

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