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clyde man killed in oklahoma construction accident


erin mathews

clyde — a former star of clifton-clyde’s eight-man eagles football team died wednesday from injuries he suffered when a half-ton steel plate fell on him at a construction site in oklahoma.

shane hoesli, 21, of clyde, who worked as a welder for gerard tank & steel of concordia, was helping to construct a new water tower in pryor, okla., when the accident occurred early tuesday morning, said former classmate and co-worker ryan biery.

biery said he had been working in pryor with hoesli the week before but had returned to kansas this week.

“he was a good friend to many of us,” biery said. “shane always seemed to put a smile on our faces. he was the type of kid you couldn’t stay mad at very long.”

biery said hoesli was a “very good welder,” who had been trained at tulsa welding school.

read the rest of the story in friday’s journal.

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