Teenager killed in workplace accident in Brookings County

May 4, 2023
Mike Tanner

BROOKINGS, S.D.–Local and federal authorities are investigating the workplace death of a teenager in Brookings County.

The sheriff’s office says it happened Tuesday afternoon at a gravel pit just west of Bushnell.

The sheriff’s office, Aurora Fire Department and Brookings ambulance were dispatched to the gravel pit over the noon hour.

They arrived to find 19 year-old Izak Wixon deceased.

Izak was working near a large piece of machinery at the time of the accident. The specifics of exactly what happened were not released.

The death is being investigated by the sheriff’s office and the Mine Safety and Health Administration, which is an agency within the U.S. Department of Labor.