Washington Public Works employee dies in rollover accident

Published 10:11 am Wednesday, July 14, 2021

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A City of Washington Public Works employee was involved in a fatal rollover accident that happened while they were mowing a ditch bank on Tuesday, the city announced Wednesday morning.

“It is with a heavy heart that I am sending you this email to inform you that our City of Washington Team has suffered a tragic loss,” City Manager Jonathan Russell said an email Wednesday morning. “A public works staff member was involved in a rollover accident while mowing a ditch bank yesterday that resulted in a fatality. This comes as a shock to the organization and the community. An investigation is currently being conducted by OSHA and the City of Washington. We will provide more information as we are able to. Please keep the employee’s family in your thoughts and prayers.”

This story will be updated as more information is made available.