MS man killed in landfill accident in AR - - Jackson, MS

MS man killed in landfill accident in AR

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CONWAY, AR (AP)  A Mississippi man working as a contractor for the city of Conway, Arkansas, has been found dead in a pond at the Conway Landfill.

Investigators say 55 year old Kenneth Trent Goolsby, of Ripley,was apparently killed in an on-the-job accident.

According to the Log Cabin Democrat newspaper, Conway's mayor Tab Townsell said Saturday that Goolsby was working on an expansion of the landfill.

A police report said Goolsby was discovered by coworkers in a pond at the landfill after he did not return from filling his water truck.

Statements from witnesses indicate the truck may have rolled down the pond bank while the tank was being filled.

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