Barge crewman killed in accident at Illinois repair yard

(HARTFORD, Ill.) — A barge crewman was killed in a repair yard when a chain broke and a 2-ton propeller fell on him, television station KSDK reported. The accident happened at National Maitenance, a marine dry dock facility. The force flung the 23-year-old victim into the Mississippi River and co-workers were able to pull him out of the water, but he died.

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By Professional Mariner Staff