Officials have released the identity of a 47-year-old man who was killed Thursday afternoon in a construction accident at Robins Air Force Base.
Base officials identified the victim as Jacky S. Brown, owner of Dublin Mechanical Contractors. The accident occurred at 3:20 p.m. at an Army Corps of Engineers construction site near Milledgeville Street and Richard Ray Boulevard on base.
Robins spokesman John Birdsong said he expected to release additional details later today.
Houston County coroner Danny Galpin said the body has been sent to the crime laboratory in Macon for an autopsy, which is planned for today. Galpin said Brown was in a trench working on a pipe when the pipe blew up.
“I have no idea what kind of pipe it was,” he said. “The trench was dry so I don’t know what was in the pipe.”
Air Force and OSHA officials are investigating the accident, base officials said.
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