Kentucky State Police Post 9 Pikeville have opened a death investigation involving a solid waste employee. KSP Post 9 received a call from the Martin County Sheriff’s Office just before 9am Thursday, November 29, 2018, requesting a trooper respond to KY 292 at Lovely to investigate the death of a solid waste employee. The worker was thought to have fallen off the back of the truck he was riding on. Upon arrival, the Trooper determined that the victim had possibly fallen from the vehicle onto the roadway and succumbed to injuries received. The worker, identified as 45-year-old David Robinson of Lovely, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Martin County Deputy Coroner James Mollet. The case remains under investigation.