DATE: December 2, 2022
SUBJECT:  Sheriff’s Office conducts Death Investigation at local Job Site
CONTACT: Sheriff Dave Wedding
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding

On 12-02-2022, at 10:17 AM, deputies were dispatched to 14300 Bickmeier Rd. in reference to a death investigation. A tree trimming service crew was working at the job site when a 41 year old male operating a skid steer backed into an outrigger. The male was pulling a log as he backed up and was crushed between the skid steer he was operating and an outrigger. The Scott Township Fire Department performed life saving measures on scene but were unsuccessful in reviving the male. The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and will release the name of the deceased subject at a later time. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation which is ongoing.