Construction worked killed after trench collapses in Spanish Fork

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SPANISH FORK, Utah, Oct. 4, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — A 36-year-old man was killed in a construction accident in Spanish Fork Saturday afternoon.

The incident occurred in the area of 1032 S. High Ridge Drive at approximately 4:45 p.m., Spanish Fork Police Department Sgt. Phil Nielsen told Gephardt Daily.

The worker in question, who is from Spanish Fork, was working in a trench when it collapsed on him, Nielsen said.

Other construction workers attempted lifesaving measures until emergency crews arrived and the man was transported by medical helicopter to Utah Valley Hospital in Provo. He subsequently passed away.

The man’s name has not been released pending notification of family members.

Nielsen said an investigation will be performed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and Spanish Fork PD will also investigate the incident.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this story as information is made available.



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