Construction worker dies at site near I-44 in Shrewsbury

MSD spokesperson Sean Hadley says the worker who was killed was relatively new, only about two weeks on the job.

Brian Feldman
September 17, 2019 - 7:12 am
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SHREWSBURY, Mo. (KMOX) — A St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District employee has died after he was reportedly struck by a crane while working at a construction site near I-44 and Shrewsbury.

A little after 3 a.m., and officials tell KMOX it’s unclear exactly what led to the incident. 

Officials say it’s a very sensitive situation and a lot of people are shaken up.

MSD spokesperson Sean Hadley says the worker who was killed was relatively new, only about two weeks on the job and was on third shift. He says they’re working on a wastewater tunnel that goes under the Saint Louis Galleria.

"There were people down inside the tunnel working," Hadley says. "He was actually up on the surface of the tunnel. We don't know what exactly happened as far as where he was. The crane did strike him, but he did not fall into the hole."

Hadley says an investigation is also underway to see if proper protocol was followed by these workers.

This is a developing story and KMOX will have updates as more information becomes available.

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