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Construction accident claims a life

Construction accident claims a life

An Afton construction site accident on Monday, July 28, has claimed the life of a 23-year-old man from Idaho.

Afton Police Chief, Randy Haderlie, reported the accident occurred just after 6 p.m. at the intersection of Washington and First Avenue where trenching is underway on a sewer line in advance of road paving.

Chief Haderlie reported the victim went behind a track hoe to remove a broom while backfill work was underway.

The backhoe operator did not see the individual and he was run over, according to the police department.

The equipment operator was immediately alerted by other workers and moved the track hoe off of the individual.

The victim has been identified as Killian Rigby of St. Anthony, Idaho. Mr. Rigby died at the scene.

The Afton Police Department, Star Valley EMS and the Wyoming Highway Patrol responded to the scene.

The name was withheld at press time pending notification of family members.

Construction accident claims a life

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