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Worker from Wisconsin dies at Tennessee quarry

Posted: 4:28 PM, Jun 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-10 17:28:17-04
Quarry rig digging rocks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say a worker from Wisconsin has died at a Tennessee quarry.

Nashville Police said 22-year-old Colin Sawasky was working in a ditch at Vulcan Materials Co. Police said in a news release that the operator of a front end loader was putting sand into the ditch when the heavy machinery slid in, pinning Sawasky against a concrete culvert. He died at the scene.

Police were called to the site at about 11 a.m. Monday. The news release said Sawasky had been hired by a subcontractor.

The release said Sawasky's death appeared to be accidental.