Sanitation worker killed while emptying dumpster

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An accident mid-morning yesterday, Aug. 22, resulted in the death of a sanitation worker in Izard County.

Earnie Blackley, chief deputy with the Izard County Sheriff’s Department, said just after 10 a.m. emergency personnel were called to the Calico Rock Elementary School to an accident that claimed the life of 48-year-old Steve Allen of Mountain Home.

Blackley said the accident occurred when Allen was emptying a dumpster.  He said the investigation is ongoing with no foul play suspected. No students or school personnel were involved.

The Izard County’s Sheriff’s Dept., Calico Rock Fire Department, Pineville Fire Department, and Vital Link ambulance all responded to the scene.

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