Man killed in heavy equipment accident - - Jackson, MS

Man killed in heavy equipment accident

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COPIAH COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Here are the latest developments out of Copiah County.  A tragic accident in the Myles Station Community outside Carpenter.

A man was pinned under a bulldozer he was using to work on the property on Rigby Farms Wednesday evening.  We were told the bulldozer, tilted and flipped over trapping the victim underneath.  This is located at 1047 Rigby Lane.

Emergency units from the Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department in Terry, Utica and Copiah County responded.  Our crew was there when the coroner arrived shortly after 8 Wednesday night.

We have just confirmed with Jim Walker the spokesman for the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, the victim is identified as Jimmy Strong.  Strong was a retired conservation officer who had been with the department for more than 20 years.  He retired about four years ago. 

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