Alki Construction LLC

Harold Felton was killed when the walls of a 7 feet deep by 2 feet wide trench he was working in collapsed and buried him. He was working for Alki Construction, owned by Phillip Numrich. Alki Construction had been hired to replace a sewer line. The trench had partial shoring, but the unshored portion of the trench collapsed. Following the incident, the Washington Department of Labor and Industries cited the company for a willful violation, as well as several serious and an other-than-serious violation.
Melinda Young, Deputy Prosecutor; Patrick Hinds, Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Economic Crimes Unit
Incident Type: Trench Collapse
County: King County
State: WA
Date: Jan. 26, 2016
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First Last Age Title Employer Injury Type
Harold Felton 36 Pipe Layer Alki Construction Fatality
Name Type Title Plea Info. Conviction Sentence
Phillip Numrich Individual Owner TBD This case is currently active. The defense has filed a motion to dismiss the felony manslaughter charge. The matter is pending before the court.
Crimes Charged: Penal Crimes: Manslaughter in the Second Degree (RCW 9A.32.070)
Other Crimes: Violation of Labor Safety Regulation with Death Resulting (RCW 49.17.190)