Construction Worker Killed When Pipe Rolls Off a Trailer

The Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a construction worker who died at the website of the Highway 169 project.

Building worker David Earl Hyde was killed Feb. 20 when a massive metal pipe rolled off a trailer and struck him.

According to the state patrol, the 38-year-old Missouri man was assisting in the unloading of massive metal pipes from a trailer when a pipe weighing as much as two,500 pounds landed on him. They mentioned that Hyde died at the scene.

According to a statement from Ames, the contractor on the project, &ldquothe worker was delivering pipe to the project and a section of pipe may have rolled off the delivery truck when the worker unstrapped it.&rdquo

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