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A construction worker’s story about his death

A construction contractor died this week, prompting an outpouring of grief and outpouring for a former construction worker who was struck and killed by a bulldozer in downtown Portland.

A construction worker, who requested his name not be used for safety reasons, was working near the intersection of East Columbia Street and North Oregon Street when a bulldozing machine hit him, according to a statement from Portland police.

The construction worker had suffered severe head trauma from the collision, according the statement, and was taken to Portland Health and Science University Medical Center where he died.

The man was identified as Daniel Smith, 25.

A friend, who declined to give his name, said he was the son of the contractor.

“He loved his job.

He loved the city of Portland, the city and the people he worked with,” the friend said.

The Portland Police Bureau, which is investigating the death, said in a statement that it is “deeply saddened” by the death of Smith.

The agency also said that Portland police officers are “investigating the incident as a possible criminal act.”

“It’s very hard to comprehend that someone would intentionally hit a person and kill him,” Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman said.

“This is a very tragic loss, and our hearts go out to the family of the deceased.”

Smith, who worked for a contractor, was not a native English speaker and had an English-language accent, according.

He was married with two young children, said a friend who requested anonymity.

“He was a wonderful guy,” the man said.

Smith was not wearing a helmet when he was struck by the bulldozer.

The contractor’s wife, who was at work at the time of the collision and was not injured, told local media that she saw Smith at work, according, the Portland Tribune.

The construction worker was wearing a respirator mask and wearing gloves, the newspaper reported.

Smith was a “good person” and “very well-liked,” the construction worker said, according with the Portland Independent.