One man killed, another seriously injured in industrial accident near Pullman

COLFAX - An industrial accident Tuesday afternoon in Whitman County claimed the life of one man and seriously injured another.

According to Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers, it happened at around 1:45 at the Shawnee Rock Industrial Site on Whelan Road, about one mile north of Pullman.

Myers said 33-year-old David E. Zorb of Pullman was pronounced dead at the scene when the semi he was working on fell off a hoist, crushing him. 24-year-old Travis B. Deerkop of Garfield was also injured and is in serious condition with head and chest injuries.

The Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Whitman County Coroner and the Mine Safety and Health Association are investigating the accident.