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Man killed in construction accident in Weber County

Posted at 1:59 PM, Aug 11, 2020

WEBER COUNTY, Utah — A 33-year-old man was killed in a construction accident in Weber County Tuesday morning.

Lt. Courtney Ryan with the Weber County Sheriff’s Office said the accident happened around 9:40 a.m. in the area of 5800 West and 1100 South.

The man was working on a water pipeline project and was in a trench when he was crushed by the bucket of a trackhoe excavator, Lt. Ryan said.

Crews from several agencies worked to save the man, but he died while being transported to a hospital in a medical helicopter.

The man’s identity had not been released by midday Wednesday as his next of kin had not been notified.

The man was working for a private company, not a public utility company, Lt. Ryan said.