MOF­FAT COUNTY EM­PLOYEE DIES IN LAND­FILL

The Denver Post - - NEWS - By Kieran Ni­chol­son

A worker died Thurs­day in an in­dus­trial ac­ci­dent at the Mof­fat County land­fill near Craig.

The man, who was a Mof­fat County em­ployee, died at the scene, ac­cord­ing to a Mof­fat County Sher­iff ’s Of­fice me­dia release.

The fa­tal ac­ci­dent hap­pened at about 5:30 a.m., and mul­ti­ple emer­gency re­spon­ders rushed to the scene.

“There does not ap­pear to be any sus­pi­cious or crim­i­nal cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the death,” the sher­iff ’s of­fice said.

The man was op­er­at­ing a dump truck and haul­ing snow to the land­fill when the ac­ci­dent oc­curred, Craig Fire/Res­cue Bat­tal­ion Chief Troy Hamp­ton told the Craig Daily Press.

The vic­tim was not identified Thurs­day. An in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing.

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