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Published August 31, 2012, 10:56 AM

Worker crushed by roof rafters in Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Federal investigators say a construction worker who died in Williston was crushed by roof rafters as workers unloaded them from a trailer.

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Federal investigators say a construction worker who died in Williston was crushed by roof rafters as workers unloaded them from a trailer.

The Forum newspaper reports that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has not released the man's name. He worked for R&J Building Contractors of Branson, Mo.

OSHA Assistant Area Director Eric Brooks says the man cut a metal band holding the rafters together before they collapsed on top of him Tuesday night at a construction site.

OSHA is continuing to investigate.

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