Utah man killed by mulch dropped on Brian Head burn scar is Sen. Lee's brother-in-law
UPDATED: Police have identified the victim of falling debris as Bryan Burr of Alpine, Utah. A family spokesman confirmed that he is the brother-in-law of Sen. Mike Lee. Aerial drops of straw mulch on the burn scar struck a person
(KUTV) Deputies from the Iron County Sheriff's Office and Brian Head Fire Marshals were dispatched to an injured male Friday afternoon.
The injured man was in a remote location just above the Scout Camp off of State Route 143 when he was hit by falling debris.
The man was spotted when crews were aerial dropping straw mulch on the Brian Head burn scar. The chopper pilot saw a ground crew member who had been struck and injured by debris.
Brian Head Marshal, Jeff Morgan responded to the landing zone and was airlifted to the site.
When crews arrived on scene, Morgan determined the 58-year-old Alpine Utah man was deceased.
According to the press release, "the victim likely died as a result of blunt force trauma from falling debris during the airdrop."
The Iron County Sheriff’s office wants to express their deepest condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers, of the deceased man.
The Investigation was turned over to the National Transportation Safety Board officials and is ongoing.
Until the investigation is over, the identification of the man will remain unknown.