Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Industrial Accident at Landfill

Mat-Su | Patty Sullivan | Monday, May 14, 2018

A work-related death occurred at the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Central Landfill this morning, May 14. The Alaska State Troopers are on scene. 

A call for an ambulance occurred at 9:11 am.

A contractor was baling scrap metal at the landfill when the incident occurred. The worker was an employee of the contractor. The contractor involved with the incident is working with authorities.

The Mat-Su Borough notified AKOSH, the Alaska Occupational Safety and Health section with the Labor Standards & Safety Division. Two AKOSH representatives are on site.

Troopers are in the process of notifying the person’s family. An investigation is ongoing.

The Landfill is located at 1201 N 49th State St. in Palmer. 

For more information contact Alaska State Trooper’s PIO Megan Peters at (907) 269-5413.

Trooper Dispatch

B Detachment

  • AK18032082

    Location: Palmer
    Type: Death Investigation

    Dispatch Text:

    On 5/14/2018 at approximately 0911 hours, dispatch received a call requesting an ambulance respond to the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Central Landfill. Follow-up reports indicated that a man, a contractor baling scrap metal, was working at the landfill when he was reportedly crushed by machinery. The man was not able to be resuscitated and was declared deceased. The man’s body will be transported to the SME’s office in Anchorage for autopsy. No foul play is suspected. Efforts to notify next of kin are underway.