The Chelan Public Utility District says an employee has died while working at a hydroelectric dam south of Wenatchee.
The utility district says 40-year-old employee Edward “Eddie” Bromiley was working on the spillway at Rock Island Dam Wednesday when he was hit by a piece of steel from the spillway structure. Co-workers provided first aid until medics arrived but the worker died.
A flag is flying in his memory outside the PUD’s Tech Shop in Wenatchee.
Friends of the family have organized a community candlelight vigil for him at 7:30 Thursday night in Walla Walla Point Park in Wenatchee.
The accident is under investigation.