Construction worker who died identified as South Prairie resident


The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has released the identity of the 38-year old man who was killed while working on a construction project at the Swedish/Edmonds Medical Center campus Wednesday, Aug. 20.

The victim, Jason E. Vanlandingham of South Prairie, Wash., died as a result of “high voltage electrocution,” the medical examiner’s office said. South Prairie is located in Pierce County.

According to Edmonds police, Vanlandingham was in a ditch, working with a compressed air tool, when he made contact with a power line at 1:50 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident caused a power outage at the hospital and in various Edmonds neighborhoods until power was restored about a half-hour later.

The accident is being investigated by Edmonds police detectives and the state Department of Labor and Industries.

Swedish/Edmonds is building a two-story, 77,000-square-foot facility that will feature a new emergency department and urgent care center. Completion is expected in fall 2015.


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