Man Killed in Accident at Union County Construction Site

A Westerville man was killed at a construction site Thursday in Union County.


According to a release from the Union County Sheriff’s Office, emergency crews were dispatched to the 7000 block of Hyland Croy Road on a report that a man was struck by lumber that had fallen off a skid steer.


53 year old Rodney C. Hickman was transported to Riverside Methodist Hospital where he died from his injuries.


Representatives from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were called to the scene.


The initial investigation revealed that several straps on a bundle of lumber failed while being lifted by a skid steer.


An unknown number of boards struck Hickman in the head and chest.


The incident remains under investigation.