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Man dies after accident in Illinois steel foundry

December 14, 2018

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a 54-year-old man has died after being crushed at a southwestern Illinois steel foundry.

Federal safety regulators say Roy Evans of Carrolton was crushed Thursday by a stack of skids, which are 2,000-pound metal frames. The accident occurred at American Steel Foundry in Granite City, east of St. Louis. Evans died later at a hospital.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating. An autopsy was planned.

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