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Identity of Worker Killed in Fatal Incinerator Fall Revealed

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Bay County, Fla. -

Authorities continue to investigate a fatal fall at the Bay County Incinerator.

According to EnGen owner Joe Tannehill, Jr, the worker was helping to put up scaffolding at the facility on Highway 231.

Micah Shane Duke was an employee of a Mississippi subcontractor hired by EnGen, LLC. Bay County owns the incinerator property, but it's operated by EnGen. Duke was 29 years old.

The Bay County Sheriff's Office tells News 13 that Duke fell from scaffolding about a hundred feet.

Duke was an employee of World Scaffolding Company, which is one of two subcontracted groups working at the facility Friday.

According to Tannehill EnGen requires safety training for any contractors hired.

EnGen's web site says the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has declared EnGen a star program in years past.

According to OSHA, that designation means a workplace meets exemplary standards. The workplace is reviewed every three to five years.

Tannehill says all EnGen employees have been offered grief counseling. 

Bay county officials have no comment on the incident at this time.

OSHA will be on site at the incinerator Saturday morning to conduct an assessment.