Gravel barge worker dies after falling into water; OSHA investigating

Kerry Clines

December 12, 2017

Scene where gravel barge worker died
Photo: The Columbian.

According to the Seattle Police Department, a gravel barge worker died after falling off a gravel barge on the Duwamish Waterway on Dec. 7, 2017, The Columbian reports. Police spokesman Detective Mark Jamieson reports that the gravel barge was attempting to tie up at a concrete plant at approximately 4:40 a.m. when a line broke and struck the 37-year-old worker. The Seattle Fire Department pulled the man from the water, but he died at the scene.

The Coast Guard and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be investigating the incident.


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