Citizens Energy Group says a state investigation into the death of a laborer on the Deep Rock Tunnel Connector project in Indianapolis could take up to three months. The worker died Friday morning. The utility says the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration will decide when work can resume. June 13, 2014

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Twenty-five-year-old William “Isaac” Simpson died on the scene of the Deep Rock Tunnel Connector job site today. Simpson and had been a laborer on the site for a little more than a year. The worker was in the tunnel at the time of the incident and was approximately 7 miles from the launch shaft, near West Street and Raymond Street. IOSHA is now on scene and will begin their investigation shortly. Their investigation could last 2-3 months. Construction on the Deep Rock Tunnel has been shut down for the day. IOSHA will determine when work will resume. No further information will be provided until the investigation is complete.

Source: Citizens Energy Group

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