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Barge worker dies after being hit by propeller, knocked into water

10:40 PM, Nov 15, 2012   |    comments
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Hartford, IL (KSDK) - An employee working on a tug boat was hit by a four to five ton propeller and was knocked into the water Thursday.

The accident happened around 5 p.m. at National Maintenance, a marine transportation repair company, located in the 400 block of S. Hawthorne in Hartford, Illinois.

The employee was in the water for around 30 seconds before he was pulled out by a co-worker.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.  He has been described as a man in his 20s, but his name has not been released.


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