Utah worker killed in sewer-pipe fall identified

September 18, 2018

HOOPER, Utah (AP) — Officials have identified a northern Utah city worker who died after he fell headfirst into a pipe in the city’s sewer system and drowned.

The Standard Examiner reports the Weber County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that Hooper sewer director Dennis Steele fell in a shallow valve pit containing ground water while on a routine service call on Saturday.

A co-worker was unable to remove him, and called 911.

The sheriff’s office and other first-responders found Steele had died.

The incident remains under investigation.

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