Coroner: Tunnel worker died of head trauma

(Provided Photo/Simpson family)
(Provided Photo/Simpson family)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A contracted employee killed in Citizen Energy’s Deep Rock Tunnel Connector died of a head injury, the Marion County coroner’s office said Monday.

Isaac Simpson, 25, died about 7 miles into the tunnel Friday morning. The tunnel is part of a larger sewer project by Citizens.

Simpson, a contractor with SKJV, died of a crushing blunt force traumatic injury of the head, according to the coroner. His death was ruled accidental.

The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or IOSHA, is investigating the death — which is standard procedure in workplace deaths. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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