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Construction Worker Dies While Trying to Free Cement Truck

The worker was driving a payloader and attempting to pull the truck out with a chain when the incident happened.

Tue April 14, 2015 - Midwest Edition
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Craig Anderson.  Image courtesy of columbustelegram.com.
Craig Anderson. Image courtesy of columbustelegram.com.

SCHUYLER, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a construction worker died Saturday in northeast Nebraska while trying to free a cement truck.

The Colfax County Attorney’s office told the Columbus Telegram ( http://bit.ly/1FCoMx3 ) that 26-year-old Craig Anderson of Columbus died Saturday around 8 a.m. while working south of Schuyler.

A cement truck got stuck near Lake Socorro, which is just west of Highway 15.

Anderson was driving a payloader and attempting to pull the truck out with a chain when the incident happened. Authorities say the chain snapped and struck Anderson who died at the scene.

A funeral is planned for Wednesday at Bible Baptist Church in Columbus. Anderson is survived by his wife, Dorothy Anderson, and three sons.