Officials release name of Public Works employee killed on the job
The accident happened at a city facility on the Outer Loop on Wednesday morning.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Officials release the name of the Public Works employee killed on the job on Wednesday.
The coroner says 52-year-old Trent Haines died of blunt force injuries in an industrial accident at a city facility on the Outer Loop. Another employee was critically injured.
The two were loading salt onto a conveyer, when the accident happened. The other man was rushed to the hospital and is expected to survive.
Louisville Metro Public Works spokesman Harold Adams said, "This is a difficult situation for all Metro employees. And obviously as you draw closer in to this Department, into that unit, the impact gets greater, of course."
The Outer Loop facility will remain closed for the rest of the week.
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