2 Caltrans Workers Killed While Removing Rocks

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -Officials say two California Department of Transportation workers have been killed while removing rocks from a hillside above a rural Northern California highway.

Caltrans spokeswoman Denise Yergenson says 40-year-old Joseph "Robert" Jones, of Montague, and 50-year-old Shawn Baker, of Weed, were killed around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday while removing loose rocks above Highway 96 near Happy Camp, in remote Siskiyou County.

A third worker, 50-year-old Kevin Skillen, was injured in the incident and flown to a hospital in Medford, Ore., where he was listed in stable condition.

Yergenson says Jones and Baker were both hooked to ropes and harnesses and working on removing loose rocks off the hillside at the time of the incident.

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