October 16, 2013 at 1:22 PM
Cle Elum man dies in backhoe accident
The Associated Press
ELLENSBURG — The Kittitas County sheriff’s office says a Cle Elum man was killed Wednesday morning in a farming accident involving a backhoe.
The sheriff’s office says 37-year-old Shawn Tolbert may have placed a piece of metal on the foot pedal that operates a boom as he stepped outside.
He was fatally injured when the boom swung to the side, pinning him against the backhoe.
About The Today File
The Today File is a general news blog featuring real-time coverage of Seattle and the Northwest. It is reported by the news staff of The Seattle Times and edited by Assistant Metro Editor Nick Provenza.
Trending with readers