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Beam rolls off truck killing Cataula, GA man

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  A local man is dead after a freak accident in Columbus.  

Sixty-two-year-old James Peters from Cataula was killed Thursday after being crushed by a steel beam.

Officials say Peters worked for a plumbing company on 15th Street, not far off 10th Avenue.

He was transporting I-beams when suddenly, they started rolling off the truck.

Muscogee County Deputy Coroner Freeman Worley says one fell on Peters, pinning him to the ground.

Coworkers tried to help him, getting the heavy beam off him and he was transported to the Medical Center where he later passed away at 2:53 PM.

His body has been sent to Atlanta for an autopsy.

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