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Forum staff reports, Published May 29 2012

Police identify Fargo man who died in West Fargo construction accident

WEST FARGO – Police have identified the Fargo man who died in a construction accident Friday at the Sheyenne Ninth Grade Center here as 30-year-old Trevor James Skarphol.

Skarphol died after a 28-foot steel beam fell on him at the high school addition being built onto the school, police said.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident. West Fargo Assistant Police Chief Mike Reitan said a police investigation found no indications of foul play.

An autopsy is planned for today, Reitan said.

Skarphol was employed by Scott’s Electric of Wahpeton, a subcontractor on the project, he said.