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Man Killed In AR Plant Accident Was Electrocuted

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 5:27am

MARMADUKE, Ark. (AP) — A Brookland man who died after an accident at the American Railcar Industries factory in Marmaduke was electrocuted.

The Greene County coroner says the state medical examiner has listed the cause of death of 28-year-old Joshua Buchanan on July 25 at American Railcar Industries as electrocution.

Coroner Dick Pace told The Jonesboro Sun (http://bit.ly/oWw6Qo ) that the autopsy is required by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

OSHA spokeswoman Elizabeth Todd said OSHA's investigation of the accident will take about six months.

ARI officials did not return a phone call seeking comment.

 

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