Fatal Construction Accident

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Federal authorities are investigating how a
pylon fell from an excavator, crushing and killing a worker building a tugboat dock in Savannah.

Savannah authorities have not yet released the name of the worker killed Friday morning. The accident also injured 50-year-old John Pugh, who was listed in critical condition at Memorial University Medical Center.

The Savannah Morning News reports that the incident happened at
Crescent Towing and Moran Towing's shared dock on the Savannah
River. The men both worked for Myrick Marine, which was building
the dock.

Myrick Marine President Bob Myrick called it a "big tragedy."

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident. An OSHA spokeswoman did not return a call seeking comment.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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