UPDATE: Employer reacts to construction worker’s death at SLC Airport

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FRIDAY 11/19/21 4:33

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Police have identified the construction worker that died on Wednesday from an industrial-related accident at Salt Lake International Airport.

Andrew Hamilton, 46, died while working for a sub-tier subcontractor in a non-public area at the airport.

Salt Lake Police Department says there are no updates to the investigation at this time.

ORIGINAL STORY: UPDATE: Employer reacts to construction worker’s death at SLC Airport

WEDNESDAY 11/17/2021 5:53 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – The employer of a construction worker killed at Salt Lake City International Airport on Wednesday has released a statement with more details about the industrial accident.

SoNev Construction managing member Keith Gilbert says in a statement:

SoNev Construction is deeply saddened by the loss of one of its valued employees. The accident occurred while maintenance was being performed on construction equipment on the Salt Lake City Airport campus. OSHA investigators and safety personnel from SoNev Construction and its management, along with Salt Lake City Airport personnel, have been on the scene and the incident is still under investigation.

Our hearts go out to the employee’s family and to the other employees on site who witnessed this tragedy.

Gilbert adds the name of the employee will not be released at this time.

ORIGINAL STORY: Construction worker killed in Salt Lake City airport incident

WEDNESDAY 11/17/2021 10:27 a.m.
Construction worker killed in Salt Lake City International Airport incident

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – A construction worker has died in an industrial-related incident at Salt Lake City International Airport.

Salt Lake City Police say they were called shortly before 8:40 a.m. about an injured construction worker. When first responders arrived, the construction worker was pronounced dead.

The cause of the incident is now under investigation. Salt Lake City Police detectives are working with the Utah Medical Examiner’s Office and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Identifying factors about the construction worker, like their name, age, and employer, is not being released at this time. The airport has confirmed the worker worked for a sub-tier subcontractor. As the airport explains, contractors hire subcontractors, which hire sub-tier subcontractors.

The Salt Lake City International Airport released the following statement:

The Salt Lake City Department of Airports can confirm that an accident has occurred as part of the construction program. The site of the incident is in an isolated part of the airport campus and the site is secure. The airport will release more details as available and appropriate.

According to the airport, the incident happened in a non-public area and is not impacting operations. Below is a photo showing the approximate location of the incident.

The approximate location of a deadly industrial accident at Salt Lake City International Airport on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. (ABC4)

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

In September, a contracted employee was killed in a “tragic event” at the University of Utah Hospital while moving an MRI machine.

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