Man killed Monday in local construction accident


An Ottumwa man was killed Monday as a result of construction accident at a Marshalltown Co. construction site.

Christopher Charles Ehrenhard, 37, was killed as a result of a construction accident in Marshalltown, according to his obituary in the Ottumwa Courier. Marshalltown Deputy Fire Chief Chris Cross told the Times-Republican Thursday there was a construction-related fatality at the site Monday.

“Marshalltown Co. extends sincere condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of the construction worker who was the victim of a fatal accident while working for a subcontractor hired to complete our building expansion,” John Christen of Marshalltown Co. said in an email to the Times-Republican Thursday.

Ehrenhard was employed by Bridge City Construction of Ottumwa, according to his obituary. A call to that company seeking comment was not returned at time of press. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home in Ottumwa.