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rusty pipes 3Another Indiana construction fatality has occurred near Indianapolis. Randy Gardner, a pipe line worker from Tennessee, was killed when construction equipment fell on him late last week. The accident occurred in Decatur County near St. Omer.

Mr. Gardner was working on the Rockies Express Pipeline, which will carry natural gas from Colorado to Ohio. He was an employee of Sheehan Pipe Line Construction Company, based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma and had worked with the firm for two years.
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backhoe2.jpgAn Indiana construction worker drowned under a Wabash, Indiana street on January 27, 2009. Stephen A. Walls, an employee of Environmental Construction, Inc., was working in a water main access pit when he was pinned by equipment and water from a nearby leak filled the space.

Despite attempts by Mr. Walls, he was unable to free himself from the pit. Workers at the scene were unable to rescue him from the water main access trench. The pit was drained and he was rushed to a local hospital but he was pronounced dead on arrival. The final cause of death is pending autopsy.
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