Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Death in Welspun accident UPDATE

Posted By on Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 6:49 AM

Fox 16 reports a worker was killed last night by falling pipe at the Welspun factory on Frazier Pike. Another worker was injured.


Frederick Bogar, 61, of Jacksonville, was killed in the accident and William Durham, 38, of North Little Rock was injured and airlifted to Baptist Medical Center for treatment of a leg injury and internal injuries. Police said the men were attempt to cap 5-foot by 60-foot pipes. They were trapped between pipes weighing about 19,000 pounds each. OSHA was called to review the accident.



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