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Construction worker dies in Sevierville

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – A construction worker died on Monday, according to Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration official Chris Cannon. TOSHA officials were notified of the death, which occurred near 1038 Leslie Way in Sevierville, and sent an investigator to determine what led to the worker’s death. Sevier County Sheriff’s Office officials identified Gabriel Rodrigues, 20, of Pigeon Forge was operating a skid-steer at a construction site when the incident occurred. Rodrigues was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division and the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration are conducting a joint investigation into the incident.

Jordan Barab

May 1, 2023

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