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Accident on Wyoming road project kills worker

A worker at a highway project in northern Wyoming has died from injuries he received when a falling rock hit him in the head.

Wyoming Transportation Department spokesman Cody Beers says the incident occurred Sept. 14 just west of the tunnels outside Cody.

The victim was taken to a hospital in Billings where he died last week.

Beers tells KULR-TV says the worker had his hard hat on at the time.

Beers said the project will continue into November and seeks to remove rock that poses a danger of falling on the roadway.

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