Construction worker killed by loader pinning at gravel pit in S. Dakota

Updated May 30, 2018
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A construction worker was fatally injured in an accident when he traveled to a gravel pit near Fort Pierre, South Dakota on May 22, KSFY reports.

The Stanley County Sheriff’s Office told the news agency that 61-year-old Steven Pigsley was working for a Rapid City subcontractor on a Highway 34 repaving project when he drove his truck to the Cody Briggs Gravel Pit. According to the news agency, Dakota Radio Group reported that Pigsley got out of the cab to chain his truck to a loader.

The loader operator did not see the truck driver get out and ended up pinning him between the loader and the truck, crushing him between the two.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation is ongoing.