Racine man, 22, killed in construction accident in Tennessee

NOW: Racine man, 22, killed in construction accident in Tennessee

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A young Racine man is killed in a workplace accident in Tennessee.

The victim was identified as 22-year old Collin Sawasky. He graduated from Case High School in Racine in 2014.

Sawasky was a third-year apprentice for Premier Power Professionals in Racine.

The company had no comment on Tuesday. Sawasky was in Nashville doing work for Vulcan Materials.

On Monday, police said the operator of a front end loader was putting sand into a quarry where Sawasky was working when the heavy machinery slid into the ditch, pinning him against a concrete culvert.

He died at the scene. Vulcan Materials released the following statement on Monday:

"Today is a sad day for our extended family as a contractor employee was fatally injured this morning at our River Road quarry in west Nashville, Tennessee. Our thoughts and prayers are with the worker’s family and friends. There were no other injuries. We have launched an investigation and are coordinating with Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) officials who are on site for their investigation. We are thankful for the response by our local first responders."
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