Utah worker killed in sewer-pipe accident

Sept. 19, 2018
Officials say a sewer director died after drowning.

HOOPER, UTAH, SEPT 19, 2018 -- A northern Utah city worker has died after he fell headfirst into a pipe in the city's sewer system and drowned.

According to the Associated Press, Hooper sewer director Dennis Steele fell in a shallow valve pit on a routine service call on Saturday, and drowned in the groundwater contained inside.

The incident remains under investigation.