Sunday, October 2, 2016

Construction worker crushed to death when a retaining wall falls on him in Anchorage, Alaska

Four-plex retaining wall falls on and kills worker, police say

Author: Jerzy Shedlock

SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 

UPDATE: A man killed in an Anchorage construction accident Friday has been identified by police as 24-year-old Nicholson Tinker.

Anchorage police say a man was killed Friday when a retaining wall he was working on fell on him.

The Anchorage Police Department did not identify the man in a release. He will be identified once his family has been told about the death, police said.

The Anchorage Police and Fire departments responded to a four-plex on the 1500 block of West 40th Avenue in the area of Spenard at 3:34 p.m.

"Two men were removing an existing outdoor retaining wall for the purposes of building a new one. While wooden support beams were being taken down, the old retaining wall fell on one of the workers," said APD spokesperson Renee Oistad in the release.

The man was dead at the scene. No one else was injured, police said.