Eastern Mo. Man Dies in Construction Accident
JACKSON (AP) - Funeral services will be Saturday for a 29-year-old eastern Missouri engineer who died in a workplace accident.
Authorities say Matthew Pooker of Festus was helping change a track on a crane Monday at Penzel Construction Co. in Jackson. He became trapped between the track and railroad timbers.
Pooker was taken to a Cape Girardeau hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Pooker was a 2001 graduate of Hillsboro High School and received a master's degree in civil engineering in 2006 at what is now Missouri University of Science and Technology. His funeral is at 10 a.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church in Hillsboro.
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