Man killed in construction accident at gravel pit near Fort Pierre

Nine injured in construction site collapse (Courtesy: MGN Online)
Nine injured in construction site collapse (Courtesy: MGN Online)(KNOE)
Published: May. 23, 2018 at 10:16 AM CDT
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A 61-year-old man was killed in a construction accident at a gravel pit in central South Dakota.

The incident happened Tuesday afternoon at a gravel pit west of Fort PIerre.

Dakota Radio Group reports Steven Pigsley of Black Hawk was working for a Rapid City subcontractor on the repaving of S.D. Highway 34. He drove his truck to the gravel pit where he got out to hook up a chain for a loader.

According to the Stanley County Sheriff's Office, the loader operator did not see the driver get out. Pigsley ended up pinned between the loader and his truck.

Pigsley was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities are investigating the case.