Joplin man Killed at Manufacturing Plant
Jasper County Coroner, Jerry Neil said "Richard Hughey was working at the Joplin Building Material Company Mon. when the accident took place."
A pallet loaded with concrete blocks got jammed on a conveyer that stacked the blocks.
Neil said that when Hughey and a co-worker tried to lift the pallet to free the conveyer, it slipped and fell, striking him in the head and arm. Hughey was pronounced dead at the scene.