Worker Dies in West Virginia Mall Construction Accident

March 18, 2009

A construction worker died after a steel bar joist fell on his head at a shopping mall near West Virginia’s capital city.

Charleston police Lt. Kim West said 60-year-old Richard Patrick of Charleston suffered severe head injuries Monday when the strap holding a joist from a crane broke.

He was rushed to Charleston Area Medical Center’s General Hospital, but later died.

Patrick, who was employed by Agsten Construction, was wearing a hard hat.

He was a member of the crew renovating the Kanawha Mall just outside Charleston.


Information from: Charleston Daily Mail,

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