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Bedford County man killed in accident

Monday, May 5, 2014, 10:12 p.m.

State police at Somerset are investigating the death of a Bedford County construction worker who was killed Monday when he was pinned by a large concrete form.

Police identified the victim as Jared Glenn Ritchey, 32, of Everett. Police said Ritchey, an employee of Guyer Brothers of New Enterprise, was working along Route 281 installing sectional concrete manhole forms when one of the sections became dislodged and pinned him.

Police said Ritchey's co-workers “took heroic steps in an effort to save his life” by first freeing him, then performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Cliff Ziegler, police said.

State Trooper Ted Goins said the manner of death was accidental and that an exact cause will be determined pending results of an autopsy.

Efforts to contact the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration were unsuccessful.



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