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Kia worker killed in accident

A Cartersville, Ga., man is dead after an accident at the Kia construction site in West Point, Ga., this morning.

Ollie Tate, 47, whose mother and brother live in Columbus, was killed around 8 a.m. at the West Point construction site, said Troup County Coroner Jeff Cook.

Asked about specifics on the accident, Cook said, "I'm just not going to get involved in that part of it yet. It was a construction accident."

Tate was pronounced dead at the West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange at 9:04 a.m. by emergency room doctors. His body has been taken to Atlanta for an autopsy. Cook expects results from that examination Wednesday afternoon.

"We have an ongoing investigation," Cook said. "OSHA's involved, because it was a construction accident."

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