A worker at a Westwego construction site was killed Saturday when a piece of construction equipment fell on a crane he was operating.
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call about 5 p.m. reporting the incident, which took place at 7777 West Bank Expressway, in the back of Bayou Segnette State Park, the sheriff’s office said.
Sheriff’s deputies, along with West Jefferson EMS and Fire Rescue personnel, found the worker, Johnnie Kennedy, 55, of Grant, Ala., trapped inside the crane beneath the equipment, the sheriff’s office said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Jefferson coroner’s office will perform an autopsy Monday to determine the exact cause of death.