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Corps employee dies at construction site at North Pole

Published June 20, 2017

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee died at a construction site June 19 at North Pole, Alaska.

The accident occurred at about 3:50 p.m. on the Chena Flood Control Project Road and involved a piece of construction equipment.

The North Pole Police Department, Alaska State Troopers and North Pole Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene. The victim was declared dead at 4:18 p.m. by medical personnel.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The accident is under investigation.

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Dena O'Dell

Release no. 17-006