Authorities have released the name of a construction worker who was killed in an accident at a dam northeast of Great Falls.
The Cascade County Coroner's Office says 44-year-old Taun Kultgen died after he was crushed between two trucks that were driving by each other at about 8 a.m. Tuesday. PPL Montana, which operates the dam, says Kultgen, a concrete pump operator, was an employee of a subcontractor working on the $230 million Rainbow Dam construction project.
Kultgen's younger brother, 42-year-old Dan Kultgen, says Taun got engaged the Saturday before he died and planned to move to Havre, where his fiancee lives.
The elder Kultgen, who grew up in the small town of Whitlash near the Canadian border, was one of about 200 people working on the project, which includes a new power house and new turbine equipment to increase the amount of power the hydroelectric facility can produce.