Dead Man Found In Fruitland Skid Steer Accident
42-year-old Jeremy Eggers went missing on Friday. The Payette County Sheriff's Office was contacted by Eggers' family Saturday morning. They said the last thing they knew of was that Eggers was using a skid steer to move dirt on a piece of property at 3705 Elmore Road in Parma. After that, they'd heard nothing and they couldn't find him. Obviously, they were worried.
KTVB reports that when the Sheriff Department went looking they found Eggers' body and the skid steer in a pond right next to where he was working. The Ada County Dive Team was called in immediately to recover both the body and the skid steer so that authorities could immediately start investigating and come up with some kind of explanation as to what happened.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was also called in to investigate just to make sure all basis were covered on this one. This is an 'All Hands On Deck' investigation.
So far there have been no answers. We haven't heard anything about foul play so it seems as if it's safe to say that this was some kind of an accident.
I just can't stop thinking about how there's a family out there right now, one of our families that lives right here in the Treasure Valley that has just received the worst news ever. A young man is dead in what seems to be such a senseless accident. What could have happened? This poor family is dealing with such loss right now and they have no answers. My heart goes out to them. God bless you. You're in my thoughts and prayers.