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14-216 Deputies Investigate Fatal Construction Accident

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Patrol Operations Bureau

Sky Trap and Skeet Club (Business)
Address: 3200 74th Avenue North, St. Petersburg

Woodruff and Sons (Construction Company)
6450 31st Street East, Bradenton

John J. Winchester (Deceased)
DOB: 06/29/1961
Address: 900 9th Avenue East #210, Palmetto

What:
Deputies are investigating a fatal construction accident.

Where:
Sky Trap and Skeet Club 3200 74th Avenue North, St. Petersburg

When:
Thursday August 21, 2014 at 3:44 p.m.

How/Why:
Deputies are investigating a fatal construction accident which occurred at the Sky Trap and Skeet Club at 3200 74th Avenue North at approximately 3:44 p.m.

John J. Winchester, an employee of Woodruff and Sons Construction, was operating a vibratory roller; which is a steam roller that vibrates to pack the sand. While backing up, south bound, on an embankment the roller flipped west. John was pinned under the metal roof. Construction crews were eventually able to remove the roller and John was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The investigation continues.

 

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