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Beam falls on, kills Kennecott worker

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A Kennecott Corp. worker died early Friday from massive head injuries he suffered after a steel beam fell on him during a construction project at the mine, Salt Lake County Fire Capt. Bill Brass said.

Killed: Jessie Thompson, 42, West Valley City.Co-workers said Thompson was standing on a platform about 10 feet off the ground when a cable holding the beam 4 feet over his head snapped. Thompson's head was pinned between the beam and a pipe, paramedics said.