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Worker killed in crane accident at Edwardsville construction site

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EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KTVI)-A construction employee was killed Monday in an industrial accident in Edwardsville. The Edwardsville Fire Department says that Justin D. Jokerst, 31, from Perryville, MO, was working on or near a large crane when he was crushed under the weight of the crane’s boom.

The accident happened around 11:00am. Jokerst was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

The incident happened on Lakeview Corporate Drive where a 500,000 sq. foot addition to a commercial warehouse is under construction. OSHA investigators are on the scene to investigate.

Jokerst worked for Taylor Excavators, subcontracting for Brinkmann Constructors.