Man Identified After Fatal Crane Collapse At Wood River Refinery

ROXANA – Madison County Coroner Steve Nonn is identifying an Owensboro Kentucky man that tragically lost his life following a job site-related accident at the Philips 66 Refinery, 900 S. Central Roxana, IL.

The victim was the project manager for Sterett Crane & Rigging, a subcontractor at the refinery. During the operation of the crane, a mechanical malfunction occurred and caused the crane to overturn.

The victim sustained head trauma. A second male worker, who was the crane operator, was also injured and transported to a local hospital.

The deceased was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner’s Investigator Shelbi Frakes at 12:13 pm and he is identified as:

Chad L. Crabtree

Age: 47 – White/Male

Owensboro, Kentucky.

Mr. Crabtree’s wife has been notified of the tragic accident.

The incident remains under investigation by the Roxana Police Dept and OSHA investigators The emergency response team from the refinery also assisted at the scene.

Funeral arrangements remain pending at this time. An autopsy has been scheduled for tomorrow.

Chris Rhodes
Author: Chris Rhodes

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