Central Washington University student dies in construction accident

Gary D. Sivey, 24, a Central Washington University (CWU) student and a former East Wenatchee resident, died on Thursday in a construction accident. Sivey died after falling 35 feet through a skylight on the roof of Kelleher Motor Company in Ellensburg around 2:30 pm.

Sivey received CPR but died at Kittitas Valley Community Hospital from “massive multi-system trauma.”

Sivey was working for wireless Internet provider, Cascade 1 Incorporated. It is not known how the accident occurred and whether he stepped on the skylight or fell through it from a tower above.

Sivey was a junior at CWU majoring, studying construction management. His wife, Alisha Forster Sivey, is also a student at the University.

The Department of Labor and Industry out of Moses Lake is investigating the accident.

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This information was compiled from the Ellensburg Daily Record

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