An unidentified man died last week when a workplace accident resulted in a fall into a gravel pit.
According to Lt. Scott Gaviglia of the Union Township Police Department, the man was employed by Evans Gravel, but the deceased worker’s exact relationship with the company is not yet clear.
“He was a worker, but we weren’t able to determine if he was a subcontractor or an actual employee,” said Lt. Gaviglia. “We have a name, but we want to make sure that everyone was notified before we release it. We’re treating this as an accidental workplace death.”
"On August 29, a call was received saying a man had fallen into a gravel pit and was unconscious," said Lt. Gaviglia. "Union Township fire and police officers responded to Evans Gravel, located on state Route 50, to investigate. At that time, the man who had fallen in was pronounced dead at the scene."