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Worker killed when steel beam slips

A worker was killed when a steel beam he was moving slipped and hit him in the head, police said. Adrian Mejia-Soto, 32, was working at AZZ Galvanizing on Mills Road when he was fatally injured Monday morning, police said.

Deputies were called to the plant in Joliet Township about 9 a.m., said Deputy Chief Tom Budde of the sheriff’s office.

East Joliet firefighters were on the scene when the deputies arrived.

“It appears that a steel beam struck one of the employees,” said Lt. Matt Groher with the East Joliet Fire Department. “He was transported to Silver Cross Hospital with pretty critical injuries.”

Alan Gregor, regional manager at AZZ, confirmed there was an accident at the plant but would not provide details.

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