Layton man dies in industrial accident at Clearfield Freeport Center

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CLEARFIELD, Utah, April 7, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A 38-year-old Layton man lost his life in an industrial accident Saturday in Clearfield.

Clearfield Police Department was notified at about 12:10 p.m. of the incident at PolyExcel, a business in the Freeport Center’s Building A16.

In a news release, Assistant Police Chief Kelly Bennett said officers and medical personnel arrived and found a male worker caught in the machinery.

The man was extricated, but died of his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Clearfield PD is working with the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration in investigating the incident.

“The initial investigation suggests no suspicious circumstances and that the incident was an accident,” the news release says.

The victim’s name is not being released because of the ongoing investigation and notification of his family.

In addition to Clearfield Police, responding agencies were North Davis Fire District, Davis County Sheriff’s Office Paramedics and Crime Lab, and the Office of the Medical Examiner.


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