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Richard William Pettet Dies in Manufactured Home Installation Tragedy

December 6th, 2017

FirefightersWorkUnderManufacturedHomeSlippedBlocksVintonCourierHeatheWillardDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsRichard William Pettet of McArthur, Ohio man was killed Monday afternoon when a manufactured home he was working on crushed him, after slipping off its blocks.

Richard Pettet was pronounced dead at the scene,” per the Vinton Courier

The incident involved a new home he was installing at 63718 Route 50, with us son, per the Vinton County Sherriff’s Office.

Fire department, Vinton County EMS, Vinton County Sheriff’s Office and rescue workers responded to the scene, located near Vinton County Middle School and the intersection with Locker Plant Road.


The fire department is actually trained in order to do that type of close-quarter rescue,” Lt. Bill Bowden said.

Bowden said this wasn’t the first such tragedy in recent years.


Richard was a member of Laborers Union 423, the McArthur VFW, and the McArthur Eagles.

His parents, sons, James (Holly) Pettet of Wilkesville and Timothy Pettet of The Plains; grandchildren, Jaclyn, Logan and Ellie; brother, Roger Pettet of Cincinnati; his friend, Lisa Bay and the mother of his children, Rebecca Pettet of Zaleski were among the survivors.


Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Thursday, December 7, 2017 in the Garrett-Cardaras Funeral Home, 201 W. High St., McArthur, with Rev. Bob Jividen officiating.

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Rest in peace.

MHProNews extends its sincere condolences to all who are touched by the loss.

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