NW Minnesota Man Dies at Site of New Ohio Pipeline

Posted at: 08/30/2013 11:02 AM | Updated at: 08/30/2013 11:03 AM

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a 31-year-old worker from northern Minnesota died after an accident at a gas pipeline construction site in far eastern Ohio.

Investigators from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department say the man was driving a pipe loader on a hill Thursday and tried to jump from it when he thought it was sliding into a ditch. Chief Deputy John Parker tells the Steubenville Herald-Star that the worker's foot got caught in the vehicle's track, and the man fell backward and suffered a head injury.

Investigators say the worker was from Shevlin, Minn.

WTOV-TV reports the company installing the pipeline didn't immediately respond to a message left after the accident in Island Creek Township.

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