A construction worker who had been pinned in a trench at a construction project last week was pronounced dead. Steven Dale Slee, 28, died from injuries to his trunk and the medical examiner’s office has pronounced the incident an accident.
Slee was taken to the hospital after 7,000 pounds of compacted dirt fell on him. After a slab of compacted fill broke, the dirt fell from the side of the trench. A second construction worker escaped from the trench with non-life threatening injuries.
The construction accident is under investigation with the state Department of Labor and Industries.
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