PUD Employee Killed in Rock Island Dam Accident

Rock Island

Eddie Bromiley and Family
UPDATE at 2:47 p.m. – The Chelan County PUD Employee killed in an accident at Rock Island Dam Wednesday was Ed Bromiley.  “Eddie”, as known by friends and family, was a graduate of Eastmont High School and attended Central Washington University.  He leaves behind a wife and two, young children.  A candlelight vigil will be held tonight at Walla Walla Point Park at Shelter #2.

The vigil was organized by Lisa Stanton, of Lisa Bee’s at Baker Flats.  On the Facebook event she created, it says:

“Our community has once again experienced the loss of an amazing person. Eddie was loved by so many in our community.

Please join us tonight as we come together to mourn the loss of an amazing husband, father, friend, son, brother, cousin and coworker. Everyone of every age is welcome.

The Vigil will be held at Walla Walla park. Go to the right as you come into the park and we will be set up at SHELTER NUMBER 2. Additional parking will be at the Town Toyota Center.”

Original Story posted 06/14/18
WENATCHEE, WA – An accident on the spillway at Rock Island Dam Wednesday afternoon took the life of a Chelan PUD employee.

During crane testing the 40-year-old employee was hit by a piece of steel from the spillway structure.

Coworkers provided immediate first aid until emergency medical help arrived. The first responders weren’t able to revive the person.

The accident is under investigation and more information will be available when there is a better understanding of what happened.

Thursday is a day of mourning at Chelan PUD. Grief counselors are being called in to talk with PUD employees as they face this tragic news.

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