Sheriff releases name of victim in Brian Head reseeding accident

BRIAN HEAD, Utah (ABC4 News) - The Iron County Sheriff's Office has identified the man killed near Brian Head Resort. Bryan Burr, of Alpine, died yesterday after being struck by aerial debris while helping reseed burn scars from the Brian Head fire earlier this summer.

In a press release issued by the Iron County Sheriff's Office, Sgt. Jeff Humphries said at approximately 1:19 p.m. deputies and Brian Head Marshalls were dispatched to an injured male in a remote location just above the Scout Camp off State Route 143. 

A chopper pilot had noticed a ground crew member who had been calling the location of the drops, had been struck by debris. 

The pilot contacted additional ground crews who called 911.

Brian Head Marshal Jeff Morgan responded to the scene and was airlifted to the site. Upon arrival he found the 58-year-old man had already died from his injuries. 

Deputies from the Iron County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene shortly after. It was determined he likely died as a result of blunt force trauma from falling debris during the airdrop.

The Investigation has been turned over to the National Transportation Safety Board officials and is ongoing.

The name of the man is being withheld pending family notifications. 

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