A 41-year-old man was killed Thursday morning in an accident at a construction site at Lakes Regional Park, according to the South Trail Fire & Rescue District.
Manreh Gene Crenshaw was killed after suffering severe injuries from being being pinned between a boom life and an overhead railing, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. He was pronounced dead on scene.
Deputies responded to a call for service around 8:52 a.m., according to the sheriff’s office.
The man was operating a “skyboom” at the entrance to the park, according to fire officials. The incident involved the stationary arch entrance sign, which was in the process of being painted by an employee of a contractor vendor.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration responded to the scene and the sheriff’s office is continuing the investigation.
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