The man was buried in at least 6 feet of dirt when he died Tuesday at a construction site in West Seattle.
Medical investigators have identified the construction worker killed Tuesday after a trench collapsed on him in West Seattle.
Harold Felton, 36, died outside a home at 36th Avenue Southwest and Southwest Hanford Street during a sewer-repair project, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office and a spokeswoman for the fire department. He was reportedly buried in at least 6 feet of dirt.
According to a spokeswoman for the state Department of Labor and Industries, Felton worked for Alki Construction.
Those close to Felton have established a GoFundMe page to help his widow and 4-month-old daughter with memorial expenses and other items.
The page says Felton was a “truly unique and spectacular person who loved deeply and was such a strong pillar for his family.”