McDuffie County construction accident kills man, 61

THOMSON — A 61-year-old Two State Construction worker was killed Wednesday night when he was hit by falling equipment.

Edward Leon Chambers was pronounced dead at 10:25 p.m. at University Hospital McDuffie, McDuffie County Assistant Coroner Sammy Purvis said.

Purvis said a bridge crane hoist weighing between 500 and 600 pounds fell, hitting Chambers. His body will be taken to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Atlanta because it was an industrial fatality, authorities said. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will also investigate.

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