Worker Killed in Rock Island Dam Accident

Worker Killed in Rock Island Dam Accident

A Public Utility District worker in Wenatchee, WA died yesterday while working at the Rock Island Dam.

The worker was testing cranes in the early afternoon and was struck by a piece of steel from the spillway. Co-workers preformed first aid until first responders arrived on the scene, but they were not able to revive the employee. 

The accident remains under investigation. PUD has said that they will provide grief counselors for employees. They have withheld the identity of the worker involved in the accident.

Resources

Wentatchee World by Pete O'Cain

NWC Life Channel by Steve Hair

Herald Net - Associated Press 

OSHA Crane, Derrick and Hoist Safety Topics Page

 


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