Construction Worker Fatally Crushed By 2,500-Pound Metal Pipe In Edina

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A construction worker died Monday afternoon following an accident at an Edina construction site.

Emergency responders were called to the scene at Highway 169 and Bren Road just after 2:30 p.m.

According to State Patrol, 38-year-old David Earl Hyde of Fulton, Missouri, was unloading metal pipes from a trailer when one came off and landed on him.

He died at the scene, State Patrol said.

Ames Construction, the project’s contractor, said each pipe weighs around 2,500 pounds.

For the last month, Minnesota Department of Transportation crews have been working at the site as they replace the Nine Mile Creek Bridge with a causeway.

Work is scheduled on that section of the highway until October.

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