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1 Dead in Annapolis Construction Accident

wrongful death

A Crawford County Highway Department worker was fatally injured Monday when he was crushed by a heavy steel pipe.

Details of the Fatal Annapolis Construction Accident

According to WTHI, the fatal accident occurred around 1:30 pm about a half mile west of the intersection of Illinois Route 1 and N. 2000th Street.

Mark McCoy, 53, was attempting to unload a steel pipe culvert from a trailer when the 2,000 pound pipe rolled and crushed him. McCoy was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials are investigating the incident.

Construction Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

  • 4,821 workers were killed in on the job accidents in 2014. This averages to 92 deaths a week or more than 13 deaths each day.
  • 4,386 of the recorded deaths occurred in private industry and 899 were linked to construction accidents.
  • Among the leading causes of construction-related deaths were:
    • Falls
    • Electrocutions
    • Struck by object
    • Caught-in/between
  • These four leading causes of death claim roughly 545 lives every year.

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