A Missouri man is dead after being crushed by a crane at a construction site in Edwardsville. The Madison County Coroner’s Office says a crane's boom crushed 31-year-old Justin Jokerst of Perryville, Missouri, just after 11am on Monday. He was part of a crew that was working on an addition to a commercial warehouse at World Wide Technology on Lakeview Corporate Drive.
The area is just south of New Poag Road west of Highway 111. Jokerst had been freed from under the crane before Edwardsville Firefighters arrived, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were called to the site to look into the cause of the mishap.