Construction Accident Kills Worker

STEUBENVILLE – Jesse A. Grimsley, 31, of Shevlin, Minn., died Thursday in a pipeline construction accident off Seven Creeks Road in Island Creek Township, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department reported.

Chief Deputy John Parker said Grimsley was driving a tracked pipe loader and had just dropped a section of pipe off at the top of a hill around 10:15 a.m. Thursday. He was backing the loader down the hill when the accident occurred.

Parker said the victim thought the loader was going into a ditch on the hillside and tried to jump off the equipment. But Grimsley’s foot got caught in the track and he fell backward, hitting the back of his head. Parker said the man had a severe gash to the back of his head.