Name of man killed at Moffat County landfill Thursday morning released
December 23, 2016
Craig — Moffat County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the man who died in an accident that occurred at the Moffat County Landfill early Thursday morning.
The deceased Moffat County Road and Bridge employee was Darrell Snow, 58. He was engaged in snow removal and transportation operations on Thursday morning when the incident occurred.
"Darrell was everybody's friend and a good guy," said Moffat County Road and Bridge Department Director Dan Miller. "He was always dependable and took pride in his work. He will really be missed. We send out condolences to his family and co-workers."
He was operating a dump truck and hauling snow to the landfill at about 5:30 a.m., according to Battalion Chief Troy Hampton. Another county employee called 911 immediately, Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume said.
During this process, Darrell Snow was struck in the head by a heavy metal object. The impact, force and severity of the trauma sustained resulted in fatal injuries, according to an updated news release.
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Snow was alone at the time of the incident, no suspicious circumstances are suspected.
The Moffat County Sheriff's Office and Craig Fire/Rescue responded to the incident shortly after 5:30 a.m., as well as the Craig Police Department and an ambulance from The Memorial Hospital, according to a Thursday press release from the Sheriff's Office.
Snow was pronounced dead at the scene; the cause of death was trauma, Hume said.
"It's difficult at any time of the year but all that much more difficult during the holidays," Hume said.
The news of Snow's death has been met with shock and sadness.
"The loss of Darrell Snow is felt by his wife and their family as well as the Road and Bridge family, the county family and our whole community," said County Commissioner Frank Moe.
The county is providing counseling support to Snow's co-workers.
"We've got grief counselors and will hold a private meeting Tuesday morning with staff. Frank (Moe) and human resources are really taking care of the guys who were on-site," Miller said.
Commissioner Moe encourages anyone struggling with Snow's death to "let us know what we can do to help. The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners and employees are saddened by this unfortunate accident," Moe said. "Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to the family during this difficult time."