Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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Construction Accident Claims Life in Leslie County
Date of News Release: 03/06/2007
(Hazard, KY) - On March 5th 2007 at approximately 16:05 hours the Kentucky State Police Post 13 received a 911 call of a construction accident in the Confluence Community of Leslie County.
Joseph Colwell, age 33 of Greenfield, Ohio and others were working on a log cabin, in an attempt to raise the structure. The structure began to collapse and everyone was able to escape with the exception of Mr. Colwell, who was trapped beneath a support beam. Once Mr. Colwell was removed from under the beam he was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Leslie County Coroner. No foul play is suspected and the death investigation continues by Tpr. Loren Holiday.