On August 5th, 2013, at 6:16 am, emergency responders in Gillette were dispatched to the old recreation center property, after it was reported a serious accident had occurred.
Gillette Police Lieutenant Bret Wasson said the initial call reported that a man was struck by a piece of machinery in the area of Frontage Road and Veterans Drive. Wasson was not able to elaborate what the machinery was and was not able to comment on whether the man had been run over, or hit by the machinery. He said the incident remains under investigation.
Campbell County Coroner Tom Eekof confirmed a 38-year-old man died in that incident.