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Construction worker struck by equipment, killed

11:32 PM, Aug 30, 2012   |    comments
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THOMSON, Ga. -- Authorities say a 61-year-old construction worker was killed in east Georgia after being struck by falling equipment.

Edward Leon Chambers of Two State Construction was killed in the Wednesday night accident. McDuffie County Assistant Coroner Sammy Purvis says Chambers was pronounced dead at 10:25 p.m. at University Hospital McDuffie.

Purvis said a bridge crane hoist weighing between 500 and 600 pounds fell, striking Chambers.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration plans to investigate the accident.

(Associated Press)

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