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A 73 year old man died yesterday in a fatal construction site accident.
Robert Shelby Hill was a subcontractor working with Leo Journagan Construction Company. He was working on loading a dump truck, walked across the road, and was hit by a front-end loader.
The accident was reported at 6:08am. He was pronounced dead at 6:12am.
Hill's daughter was interviewed by the Springfield News-Leader. "He was a wonderful man. A kind and wonderful man." She confirmed that Hill's job was operating dump trucks.
A representative for Leo Journagan Construction said, "We have a good safety record. Safety of our employees and people on our site is our number one priority."
OSHA is investigating.