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South Texas Worker Dies After Being Hit by Pipe

Wednesday, May 8, 2013  |  Updated 9:29 AM CDT
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South Texas Worker Dies After Being Hit by Pipe

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A South Texas construction worker has died after a pipe fell on him at a job site.

The Karnes County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday identified the victim as 25-year-old James Dean "Jimmy" Burnett of Goliad.

The San Antonio Express-News reports the accident happened Monday at a BHP Billiton Petroleum construction site. Investigators say Burnett was dead at the scene.

BHP Petroleum says the victim worked for Victoria-based oilfield services company Jet Maintenance Inc.

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