6-Year-Old Boy Struck, Killed By Snow Removal Machinery
Nov 29, 2019, 2:51 PM | Updated: Nov 30, 2019, 9:25 am
PROVO, Utah – A 6-year-old boy was killed after he was struck by construction machinery being used to remove snow at Aspen Grove, according to Sergeant Spencer Cannon with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators called the incident, which happened Friday morning, a “tragic accident.”
Cannon said the boy was with his father and a 9-year-old brother. The father was using a Kubota Skid Steer loader to remove snow from the camp located on the Alpine Loop Scenic Byway above Provo Canyon.
While removing snow, Cannon said the equipment lurched or bounced and the 6-year-old fell from the seating area into the path of the machine.
The child suffered critical injuries from the impact; the father began administrating CPR and paramedics from the North Fork Fire Department responded.
Paramedics determined the boy’s injuries were too severe and he was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Cannon.
The boy was identified Saturday morning as Herman Slaughter.