Thursday is a Day of Mourning
Information submitted by Chelan County PUD
An accident on the spillway at Rock Island Dam Wednesday afternoon took the life of a Chelan PUD employee.
During crane testing the 40-year-old employee was hit by a piece of steel from the spillway structure.
Co-workers provided immediate first aid until emergency medical help arrived. The first responders weren’t able to revive the person.
The accident is under investigation and more information will be available when there is a better understanding of what happened.
Thursday is a day of mourning at Chelan PUD. Grief counselors are being called in to talk with PUD employees as they face this tragic news.
Edward “Eddie” Bromiley, a technician for Chelan PUD’s Central Maintenance group, died Wednesday in an accident at Rock Island Dam.
Bromiley had worked at Chelan PUD since April 2000. He became an apprentice wireman in August 2003 and a journeyman in October 2004. Eddie moved to being a meter relay technician in May 2005 and into the technician position in May 2008.
Support for his family is ongoing. A flag is flying in his memory outside the PUD’s Tech Shop in Wenatchee.
Thursday has been a day of mourning at Chelan PUD. Bromiley’s coworkers across the PUD have been meeting to share memories and grieve.
Friends of the family organized a community candlelight vigil for him on Thursday in Walla Walla Point Park in Wenatchee.