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Worker suffers heart attack on Highway 395 project

Patrick Cullen, 56, of Eugene died Nov. 17 while working on the Highway 395 project south of John Day, officials say.

By Carl Sampson

Blue Mountain Eagle

Published on November 24, 2015 3:24PM

A Eugene man died of a heart attack Nov. 17 as he was working at the Highway 395 project south of John Day.

Patrick Cullen, 56, was employed by Wildish Standard Paving Co. in Eugene, according to Randall Hledik, director of general services for the company.

“Members of the crew responded and performed CPR until the ambulance arrived,” he said. “It was very tragic.”

Dr. David Hall, the Grant County medical examiner, said the cause of death was cardiac arrest.


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