The Washington Department of Labor had already been out to the Belltown construction site twice by the time Aaron Adair showed up on the job in early January. It was his first day of work at 101 Taylor Ave. Sadly, it would also be his last.
‘He Was the Life of the Party’
Adair, a welder from Anacortes, was 31 years old. He was engaged to be married in June.
While he was known for being a jovial guy in his social life — “the life of the party” — he had just as strong a reputation for being careful in his dangerous profession. His younger brother, Brady Adair, spoke of his skill admiringly, before describing the family’s shock when they got the call about Aaron Adair’s death.
“I just thought in my mind never him, never him. He’s too careful.”
Adair’s father, Dave, spoke on behalf of the grieving family, including Adair’s fiancee, Amanda, saying “We’ll get through it, but it’s going to be really hard.” Continue reading