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Avon construction worker killed

Lauren Glendenning
lglendenning@vaildaily.com
Vail, CO Colorado

NWS Construction Death DT 8-5-10

AVON – A construction worker was killed Thursday around noon when a large drill pinned him within a construction hole in Avon.

Jack Muransky, 58, of Fort Collins, was working on the town of Avon’s Community Heat Recovery Project, a project that will use waste heat from the wastewater treatment plant to melt snow and ice on town streets and sidewalks, as well as power town buildings. He was a subcontractor for GE Johnson, which has offices in Denver, Colorado Springs and Jackson, Wyo.

Avon Police Chief Bob Ticer said the Muransky was down in a construction hole with a couple of other workers using a very large drill. The site is located near the railroad tracks, just east of the Eagle River Water and Sanitation Wastewater Treatment Plant in Avon.

“For whatever reason, one of the pieces of equipment pushed up against him, causing fatal injuries,” Ticer said. “There will be a joint investigation by the Avon Police Department and the Eagle River Fire Protection District.”

Crews were waiting for the Eagle County coroner to arrive on scene around 12:15 p.m. Thursday. Muransky was pinned inside the hole for some time before crews were able to remove his body with a crane.