South Texas worker dies after being hit by pipe


The Karnes County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday identified the victim as 25-year-old James Dean "Jimmy" Burnett of Goliad.

The San Antonio Express-News reports the accident happened Monday at a BHP Billiton Petroleum construction site. Investigators say Burnett was dead at the scene.

BHP Petroleum says the victim worked for Victoria-based oilfield services company Jet Maintenance Inc.

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