An Oregon man, age 39, was killed in a landslide on Saturday while working on a contract for Idaho Power to protect a rock shelf above a road on the Idaho-Oregon border, according to the authorities. The work was being done on the border between the two states.
According to The Idaho Statesman and the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, deputies from Adams County in Idaho and Baker County in Oregon responded to a 911 call concerning an industrial accident near Hells Canyon. The call was placed by someone in Adams County.
According to the call, a landslide that occurred over a road that connects the village of Oxbow, which is located in northeast Oregon, and Hells Canyon Dam, which is located along the Snake River, caused boulders and other debris to fall onto the equipment and personnel who were located below.
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When deputies arrived, they found Stacy Keen, a worker from Tillamook, Oregon, hung in a boom-and-bucket vehicle. Keen had been working in the truck at the time of the slide. According to the authorities, pebbles and other debris caused Keen’s death.
According to the Idaho Power safety director Bryan Brandel, the utility is collaborating closely with the teams engaged as well as the local authorities in order to gain a better understanding of the facts surrounding the incident.
During the time that geologists from Idaho Power and authorities from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were searching the area for more potential landslides, sheriff’s deputies utilized boats to rescue and remove workers who had become stranded. The body of Keen was recovered by first responders as soon as the area was judged secure.