Homer man killed in welding accident

Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2010

KENAI - A 29-year-old Homer man has died in a welding accident after a 3,000-pound piece of equipment rolled on him.

Officials identified the victim as Josiah Tholberg.

Buck Jones is co-owner of East Road Services Inc. of Homer. Jones told the Peninsula Clarion that Tholberg was welding a bucket of a front-end loader in Anchor Point when the accident happened Thursday. Officials reported the death on Monday.

Jones said the bucket was detached and it appears Tholberg turned it upside down to be in a better position to weld it when it fell on him.

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