South Kitsap man dies in backhoe accident

An accident while operating a backhoe resulted in the death for a South Kitsap man.

Charles Dore, 70, was found dead May 4 after he was seen a day earlier working with a backhoe on his property on Southeast Nelson Road.

Deputy Scott Wilson, department spokesman, said a neighbor told investigators he saw Dore clearing bush with a backhoe about noon on May 3.

The next day, the neighbor went to check on Dore’s progress clearing the bush and discovered the backhoe tipped over on its side. He found Dore under the machine and unresponsive, then called 911, according to Wilson.

Emergency personnel found Dore in the cab area of the machine. The Kitsap County Coroner’s Office pronounced the man dead at the scene.

The Coroner’s Office notified next of kin about the death.

No evidence of foul play was found, Wilson said.


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