Legal news for Idaho construction accident attorneys. A 10-foot deep trench collapsed and buried a worker alive.
Occupational Health and Safety Administration alerts Idaho construction accident lawyer- A construction worker was killed after a trench collapsed.
Pocatello, ID—A construction worker was killed after a 10-foot deep trench collapsed and buried the man alive. The worker was reportedly working on a sewer line project. The construction accident happened on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at a construction site on the corner of North Kraft Road and North Gathe Road, as reported by KIFI.
According to the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office, Kelly Smith was working on a sewer line project just eight feet away from a trench box, which is designed to keep the workers safe, when the trench collapsed and buried the worker alive. It is currently unknown why the trench gave way. Three other construction workers were nearby when the accident occurred and called for help. The Bannock Search and Rescue responded to the scene of the accident and tried to dig the man out. The man was trapped for over two hours before rescue crews could recover the worker. The Bannock County Corner confirmed Smith died as a result of the construction accident. A Mountain Home construction company reportedly employed Smith. Officials with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OHSA) http://www.osha.gov/ are expected to conduct a full investigation into the fatal accident.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Idaho construction accident lawyers.