GREELEY – A man who died after he was pulled from a collapsed trench at a worksite in northern Colorado has been identified.
The Greeley Tribune reports 59-year-old Jay Saxe Froshaug of Longmont was partially buried while working at the Poudre Ponds on Jan. 14. The ponds had been drained so the city of Greeley could make improvements.
Froshaug, who founded Saxe Structure Co. in 1994, was caught as the company prepared to pour a concrete headwall. He was pulled from the pit and died at a hospital.
Greeley officials and the city’s contractor have been in contact with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as well as the Mine Safety and Health Administration. OSHA has been to the site for a post-accident site investigation.
Poudre Ponds, a recreational fishery, was closed in the fall and is expected to reopen in April.