TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Death Investigation in Clay County
Date of News Release: 04/28/2012
(LONDON, KY.) –– On Friday April 27, 2012, at 10:20 PM the Kentucky State Police, Post 11 London, received a request from the Clay County 911 Center for assistance in an investigation into the injury of a Manchester City worker.
Trooper Jack Riley responded and determined that the Manchester Public Water Works was attempting to repair a water main leak when the earth embankment around the hole collapsed trapping a worker.
The worker, Victor Gilbert, 51, of Manchester, was freed by the use of a backhoe and transported to the Manchester Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have been notified in reference to the incident.
The investigation is continuing by Trooper Riley and he was assisted by officers from the Kentucky State Police, the Manchester City Police Department, the Manchester Fire Department and the Clay County EMS.