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Manager Killed in Accident at West TX Grain Facility

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grain elevatorLariat, TX – 39-year-old William Don Ivey died from injuries suffered in an industrial accident at the AGP Grain Facility in Lariat, TX late last week.

Emergency responders found Mr. Ivey entangled in equipment at the top of a grain elevator. The injuries were life threatening, and killed the manager of the AGP Facility. Mr. Ivey was working with four other employees at the time of his death.

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Local law enforcement agencies are investigating the accident, and OSHA will get involved this week.

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