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SLC Airport construction worker killed in industrial accident

Posted at 10:22 AM, Nov 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-19 18:37:15-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A construction worker was killed early Wednesday in an industrial-related accident at Salt Lake City International Airport.

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Police were alerted to the accident at approximately 8:39 a.m., receiving information that a worker, later identified as Andrew Hamilton, 46, was injured. When first responders arrived at the airport, they were able to confirm the worker had died on the scene.

SoNev Construction said maintenance was being performed on equipment when the accident occurred. Salt Lake City Police Department detectives have begun an investigation.


"Our hearts go out to the employee’s family and to the other employees on site who witnessed this tragedy," the construction company said in a statement.

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Along with police, the Salt Lake City Fire Department and Salt Lake City Airport Operations Division responded to the accident scene. As the accident occurred in a non-public area of the airport, no operations were impacted.

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