A Crawford County Highway Department worker was fatally injured Monday when he was crushed by a heavy steel pipe.
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.
The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):