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CDOT contractor dies in Clear Creek Canyon accident

By Ian Neligh

A CDOT contractor died after falling in Clear Creek Canyon on Tuesday afternoon.

Jaime Sarinana-Herrera, 40, was part of a crew doing rockfall mitigation work along U.S. 6 when the accident occurred. Sarinana-Herrera fell between 50-70 feet.

The scene of the incident was initially investigated by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. The specific cause of the accident will be determined during a future OSHA investigation.

The rockfall work included rock-scaling efforts, rock anchors and adding 285,000 square feet of wire mesh.