- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

OZARK, Mo. (AP) - A federal agency says it will not investigate a fatal accident in September at a quarry in southwest Missouri.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration had initially said it would investigate the death of 73-year-old Shelby Hill of Clever. He died when he was hit by a front-end loader while walking across a road at the Leo Journagan Construction Company quarry.

But OSHA spokeswoman Rhonda Burke said Tuesday the agency won’t investigate the accident because Hill was self-employed and had no official relationship with the company. That means OSHA does not have jurisdiction.

The Springfield News-Leader reports (https://sgfnow.co/1seSrDe ) Christian County Coroner Brad Cole has said Hill apparently misjudged how much time he had to walk across the road.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated the accident and issued no citations.

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Information from: Springfield News-Leader, https://www.news-leader.com

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