A worker who was killed at a Minneapolis construction site has been identified.
Zachary Pumper, 34, of Savage died Aug. 19, at a project underway in the 2600 block of NE. University Avenue, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Pumper suffered “multiple blunt force injuries,” the medical examiner said, at the future site of the city's East Side Storage and Maintenance facility.
CEO Jeff Hansen of Golden Valley-based Adolfson & Peterson Construction, which is heading up the project, said in a statement that Pumper was a “well-respected member of our team. Our most sincere condolences are with his family and loved ones of this employee. We will do all we can to support them, as well as our employees, during this difficult time.”
OSHA in Minnesota is investigating the circumstances of the death.
Pumper’s survivors include a wife and two children, ages 7 and 4. An online fundraising effort has been started to support his family.
An online obituary said the New Prague High School graduate was happiest in the woods or on a lake.