Construction accident kills worker |

Construction accident kills worker

Law enforcement officials stand at the scene of a construction accident where a worker died Tuesday. (Courtesy of Summit County Sheriff s Office)

A construction worker was fatally injured when a shard from a pipe struck him in the neck at a site near the base of Canyons Village, the Park City Fire District said.

The Summit County Sheriff’s Department identified Jesus Garcia Hermosillo, 39, of Heber City, as the victim.

Emergency responders were dispatched at approximately 11:10 a.m. to the site near White Pine Canyon. The Summit County Sheriff’s Office and four units with the Park City Fire District responded.

According to Park City Fire Battalion Chief Ray Huntzinger, Hermosillo was installing pipe in the ground when he sustained a severe cut to his neck while operating a saw.

A contractor working for TCFC, the development company that owns the land on which Vail Resorts operates its ski area, is building a roadway where the accident occurred.

Coworkers and law enforcement officials attempted to administer first aid at the scene, but the man was pronounced dead around 11:20 a.m., according to the release.

The Utah Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident, Huntzinger said.

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