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Worker injured Monday in fall from Pinto Dam dies

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SPOKANE — A federal Bureau of Reclamation engineer who fell off Pinto Dam, east of Ephrata, has died.

Holger “Hal” Jensen, 62, died Wednesday at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, the bureau reported in a news release today .

According to initial reports, the Boise-based civil engineer was walking down a steep earth embankment Monday to get a better look at some construction work in progress, when he lost his footing, slid onto a concrete “apron” leading to the…

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