WV Man Dies In Construction Accident

By: The Associated Press.
By: The Associated Press.

Charleston, WV (AP) -- A construction worker has died after a steel bar joist fell on his head at a shopping mall near West Virginia's capital city.

Charleston Police Lt. Kim West said 60-year-old Richard Patrick of Charleston suffered severe head injuries Monday when the strap holding a joist from a crane broke.

He was rushed to Charleston Area Medical Center's General Hospital, but later died.

Patrick, who was employed by Agsten Construction, was wearing a hard hat.

He was a member of the crew renovating the Kanawha Mall just outside Charleston.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All rights Reserved.)

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