- Associated Press - Thursday, January 5, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Authorities have identified a worker for a southern Utah city killed in a construction accident.

The Deseret News reports (https://bit.ly/2hV7uWN) police said Wednesday that 58-year-old Hurricane municipal worker Steve Cox died after he was hit by a rotating backhoe and pinned to the side of a trench.

He died at the scene.

Police say Cox was trying to mark the location of a water line so crews could move a gas line near La Verkin Creek.

La Verkin Police Chief Ben Lee says investigators concluded the Tuesday-afternoon death was an accident.

Hurricane police say Cox was a public works employee who had been with the city for 20 years.

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