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UPDATE: Name released of worker killed in helicopter repair accident

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Jeffrey Lee Graham, Photo Credit: RITEL Copter Service's Facebook page Jeffrey Lee Graham, Photo Credit: RITEL Copter Service's Facebook page
Jeffrey Lee Graham, Photo Credit: RITEL Copter Service's Facebook page Jeffrey Lee Graham, Photo Credit: RITEL Copter Service's Facebook page
A photo from RITEL Copter Service's Facebook page shows Jeffrey Lee Graham earlier this week. A photo from RITEL Copter Service's Facebook page shows Jeffrey Lee Graham earlier this week.
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BLACK HAWK COUNTY (KWWL) -

UPDATE:

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the man killed in a fatal workplace accident.

51-year-old Jeffrey Lee Graham of Waverly died on Friday morning while maintenance was being done on a stationary helicopter in Hudson.

Maintenance was being done on the tail rotor at the time.  

The investigation into the accident is still ongoing. 

UPDATE:

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office confirms a fatal workplace accident at 2838 West Tama Road this morning.

The accident happened while maintenance was being done on a stationary helicopter.

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office says the accident remains under investigation and deputies will release more details once family members have been notified.


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Emergency crews are on the scene of 2838 West Tama Road in Black Hawk County, for what has been described as a helicopter repair accident.

KWWL crews say one person died as a result of the accident, which happened near the tail of the helicopter.  It was reported around 10:30 this morning.

Multiple sheriff cars, and an ambulance were at the scene.  Deputies confirmed a work-related accident, but wouldn't give further details.

A website lists the location as RITEL Copter Service, Inc. - a business that helps farmers and seed companies with aerial applications services.

According to its website, Ritel Copter Service is a family-owned business established by Richard and Thelma Green in 1970.

The business says it primarily uses Bell 47 helicopters to apply pesticides.

The company was also involved in a lawsuit after a helicopter crash during the filming of the movie, "The Final Season."

KWWL's Caitlin Harbach contributed to this report. 

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