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Construction worker killed in accident at University of Georgia

May 20, 2024
Authorities say the man was working on a steam line on the Athens campus when he was crushed by a forklift.

A construction worker at the University of Georgia in Athens was killed Friday in a forklift accident on campus.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports the accident occurred shortly before 10 a.m. Friday at the university's Adult Education Center.

Athens-Clarke County Coroner Sonny Wilson identified the worker as Trevor Wilkie, 36, of Athens. Medical authorities say Wilkie died of massive injuries caused when he was crushed by a forklift.

Police said Wilkie was an employee with IMI Construction in Watkinsville. He was working on a steam line project on campus when he was hit by the forklift

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Mike Kennedy has been writing about education for American School & University since 1999. He also has reported on schools and other topics for The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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