SAVANNAH GA ( January 14, 2010) The Savannah- Chatham Metro Police are assisting OSHA in the investigation of the death and serious injury of two workers on Hutchinson Island today. One man is in critical condition and another deceased after an accident with a excavator. The men were struck by a pylon when it fell from the Volvo excavator. One man died on the scene and John Pugh, 50, was seriously injured and transported to memorial University Medical Center. After the accident Savannah Fire assisted in getting the deceased man out of the river. He had fallen in when the pylon struck him and was moved. SCMPD Violent Crimes Detectives responded and began the initial investigation. OSHA assumed the investigation once they were on scene. The identity of the deceased man is being withheld until next of kin notifications are made.
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