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COUNTY IDENTIFIES EMPLOYEE KILLED IN MISHAP

Escambia County, FL (Newsradio 92.3) -- Escambia County has identified the employee killed in a work-related mishap earlier this week. David Owen had worked for the county for nearly 25 years, most recently as an Equipment Operator for the Public Works Department. Originally hired in April of 1999, he served his entire career as an equipment operator. Owen was killed while working to clear a tree on Monday morning. The tree hit the bucket he was in and knocked him out and to the ground. Investigators with the Escambia Sheriff's Office say he was not wearing a helmet or his harness.

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