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Indiana Construction Worker Killed In Accident

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Preliminary results from an autopsy show a 41-year-old Fort Wayne man died of blunt-force trauma to the head in a construction accident at a New Haven business.

The man, an employee of Advanced Foundation Systems, was working in a hole at a building site when he was struck in the head with a piece of construction equipment.

He died instantly, according to Officer Scott Adam, a spokesman for the New Haven Police Department. The accident occurred at Don R. Fruchey Inc. where construction was being done on one of its buildings.

The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), is investigating the accident and will be interviewing employees and witnesses. Investigators will later determine if any citations or fines should be issued to the contractors or companies involved.