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Construction worker dies at Taum Sauk reservoir

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 | 2:36 p.m. CDT; updated 10:50 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, May 19, 2009

ANNAPOLIS — A construction worker has died at the Taum Sauk reservoir construction site in southeast Missouri.

Ozark Constructors LLC said a 48-year-old female laborer was working on a concrete placement when the accident happened Tuesday morning. She was flown to Barnes-Hospital in St. Louis, where she died. Her name has not been released.

A Taum Sauk reservoir breach on Dec. 14, 2005, sent a huge deluge of water into Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park.

Ozark Constructors had been working on the reservoir rebuild project and said it has put in more than 2 million hours of work there over 21 months. It declined to release additional information, pending an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.


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