Law and order

Tucson police have identified a worker killed in an industrial-equipment accident on Tucson’s south side last Thursday.

Hallie Dubey, 51, was working for Eagle Rock Excavating at a site near Benson Highway and Alvernon Way when she was struck by a piece of equipment, said Officer Ray Smith, a Tucson police spokesman.

Officers were called to the scene at 1:30 p.m. and determined the incident was an accident, Smith said.

The Arizona Department of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the incident, but doesn’t comment on pending investigations, a spokesman said. 

Dave Gerovac, owner of Eagle Rock, said he couldn't comment on the incident, citing the ongoing investigation.

He said Dubey was a "a longtime valued employee.'

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"It was just a tragic accident," Gerovac said. "We haven't had a major accident in the history of my company, and it hit everybody pretty hard."

Founded in 2001, Eagle Rock employ about 200 people, Gerovac said.

Contact senior reporter David Wichner at or 573-4181.


David joined the Star in 1997, after working as a consumer and business reporter in Phoenix for more than a decade. A graduate of Ohio University, he has covered most business beats focusing on technology, defense and utilities. He has won several awards.