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A man was killed by a falling beam at the Kia plant under construction in West Point, Georgia. The 47-year-old construction worker was working on a plant set to open next year. The construction accident happened early on Tuesday morning.

The victim

was working for a subcontractor when a beam fell and apparently hit him, Kia human resources director Randy Jackson said.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was prounounced dead. The accident is being investigated by the local authorities and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). It is unknown why the beam fell.

If you would like to learn more about construction accidents, please visit InjuryBoard’s Workplace Injuries information page.

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