Worker Killed in Construction Accident

By: Jeff Allen Email
By: Jeff Allen Email

A construction accident leaves one man dead.

The accident happened Wednesday afternoon near a community college campus in Bell County.

Crews recovered the body of a London Man, 32 year old Joe Shephard.

The Bell County Deputy Coroner says Shephard was working with D & H Construction out of London.

Shortly before one o'clock Wednesday afternoon, a trench he was in collapsed.

Officials say Joe Shephard was working down in the trench when mud fell in around him.

They say his fellow workers started to dig him out, but he was already dead.

Even though they knew Shephard couldn't be saved rescue crews took extra care to recover his body because they did not want anyone to get hurt.


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  • by Angela Shepherd Location: London,Ky. 40741 on Jan 10, 2011 at 12:10 AM
    I am the still grieving widow of the late Joe Shepherd. I am still having a hard time after 3 years and my life will never be the same. I do not think justice was done and me and our son will be affected by loosing the greatest man we will ever know. Words can not describe what we went through and we will always go through. I did not even get an apology from the company my husband worked for. I wish something could be done in honor of his name and all the other victims fallen in horrible construction accidents especially ones that could have easily been prevented like this one. I love and miss my husband very much. If anyone has any advice or can help please contact me. God Bless.

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