Officials say a worker doing construction on central Florida’s massive highway expansion project was killed after being struck by a drainage pipe.
According to the Orange County Fire Rescue, the worker was struck by a 20-foot iron pipe on Monday.
Workers were moving the pipe when it fell and hit the worker in the head along Interstate 4 near Winter Park, Florida.
The sheriff’s office is investigating.
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