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Construction death information released

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- OSHA has determined the death of an Anamosa construction worker last month was caused by a pipe that broke away from a clamp.

Faron Fritz died at a cedar rapids hospital after the February 22nd accident at a nearby construction site.

According to the preliminary OSHA report, Fritz was part of a crew using an excavator to wrap 18-foot pipes in plastic and then move them around the work area. A pipe came out of the clamp and fell onto Fritz, crushing him.

OSHA's investigation continues and a citation could still be issued

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