Ruston construction accident kills subcontractor on Halloween morning

Published: Oct. 31, 2022 at 4:28 PM CDT
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RUSTON, La. (KNOE) -

The Ruston police responded to a city water pump station in the 600 block of Lee Ave. around 9:20 a.m.

Ruston Police Chief Steve Rogers says a subcontractor, 62-year-old James Burch of Marion, was working on the lift station when dirt fell on top of him.

Burch was pronounced dead at the hospital.

This is an ongoing investigation.