City of Moscow contractor employee killed in construction accident

MOSCOW, Idaho – A contractor for the city of Moscow was killed Thursday morning during a construction accident, according to city officials.

UPDATE: The man has been identified as 22-year-old, Scott Burbank of Pullman, Washington.

Officials said the Motley and Motley employee was working at the city’s Vista Water Tank as part of the city’s Booster Station Replacement contract near Hathaway Street.

Burbank was driving a pneumatic roller to pack down a work area on the construction site. The vehicle was operated over uneven terrain, it became unstable and Burbank was ejected from the vehicle as it rolled over, said city officials. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is currently investigating the worksite.

Burbank was transported to the hospital where officials said he died from his injuries.

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