2016-08-12 / Front Page

Sheriff's office, OSHA investigating death of Waterboro man

Staff Writer

WATERBORO — York County Sheriff’s Office and deputies with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating an industrial accident in East Waterboro that left one man dead late Friday morning.

Sheriff’s deputies and emergency personnel were called to G and F Septic at 62 Sokokis Trail around 11:15 a.m. for reports of an industrial accident, York County Sheriff Wiliam King said in a news release. 

According to police, David Egan, 49, of Waterboro was killed when he opened a trailer containing excavation debris. Police say the large debris including tree trunks crushed Egan, likely killing him shortly after the incident occurred.

He was declared dead at the scene, King said. 

It is standard procedure for OSHA to investigate industrial accidents that result in death. Their investigation is ongoing.

­— Staff Writer Alan Bennett can be contacted at 282-1535, ext. 329 or abennett@journaltribune.com

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