Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Tribe In The Media: Fatal Construction Accident At Mohegan

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The following tragic news was posted to The Day newspaper's website today:

Mohegan – Federal and tribal safety officials are at Mohegan today investigating a fatal construction accident that occurred Tuesday.

An unidentified iron worker fell while working on the Mohegan Government and Community Center building Tuesday morning. Tribal fire crews transported the man to the William W. Backus Hospital, where he died, said Chuck Bunnell, the Mohegan Tribe's chief of staff.

The man was working to secure the construction that had already taken place at Mohegan as part of an expansion project. The tribe halted construction last year.

“We're thinking of (his family) and sharing in their grief,” Bunnell said.