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Police identify man killed in industrial accident at Geneva Rock in Draper

Posted at 2:53 PM, Mar 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-14 16:54:08-04

DRAPER, Utah – A man was killed in an industrial accident at Geneva Rock in Draper Wednesday.

Police identified the deceased as 57-year-old Lee Mackay.

Draper Police confirmed the man died during an incident at Geneva Rock just off I-15 in Draper. The fatal accident occurred shortly after 1 p.m.

Officials say the man was installing an industrial chute when the equipment got stuck. The man was able to extricate the chute, but suffered a blow to the head in the process and died.

“We were saddened to hear today that one of our employees was injured and ultimately passed away in an accident on our facility,” said Dave Kallas of Geneva Rock.

Sgt. Chad Carpenter with Draper Police said they are investigating the incident and have also contacted the Mine Safety and Health Administration, which he said is the federal agency responsible for investigating such accidents.

There were no further injuries reported beyond the fatality.

Editor’s note: A video previously attached to this article incorrectly showed footage of a nearby facility rather than Geneva Rock.