Cal-OSHA and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Investigate Death of Contractor in Yesterday’s Accident Near Hydesville
On March 7, 2018 at about 9:30 a.m., Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a property on the 2500 block of Hill Ln. in Hydesville for the report of an industrial accident.[Note: the incident happened just after 8 a.m. yesterday, but was handled as a medical call at first. 9:30 was when deputies were dispatched.]
An independent contractor, identified as 42-year-old Scott Eskra of Eureka, was doing tree work on the property when he received fatal injuries from a felled tree branch.
Cal-OSHA and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office are currently investigating this incident.
An autopsy has been scheduled for Friday, March 9.