Cause of death released for worker killed in Indianapolis tunnel

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The Marion County coroner has released the cause of death for a construction worker killed last week inside the Deep Rock Tunnel Connector.

The coroner ruled 25-year-old William Isaac Simpson's death as accidental, and said the cause of death was "massive crushing blunt force traumatic injury of the head."

Simpson died early Friday morning while working on the project 250 feet below ground.

The entrance is along South Tibbs Avenue, but Simpson was deep inside the tunnel under downtown Indianapolis.

Citizens Energy says he was one of eight to ten workers from SKJV Construction working in the tunnel at the time of the accident. No one else was hurt.

Update from the contractor:

While the work site has been cleared to reopen, out of respect for the family of William Isaac Simpson and the friends who worked alongside him, SK-JV, in consultation with Citizens Energy Group, has decided to keep the site closed for the present.