The man killed after he fell into a piece of industrial machinery in Duvall on Monday morning has been identified.
Bradley Hogue, 19, of Snohomish County, died of blunt-force injuries from falling into an auger, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. Hogue was an employee of a company performing work at a Duvall residence and was pronounced dead at the scene, Duvall Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Lori Batiot said.
The auger was being used to distribute tree bark, Batiot said.
In 2013, there were seven deaths involving augers in the United States, according to an Occupational Safety and Health Administration database.