The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

May 18, 2012

Water company worker killed in job accident

From staff reports

ST. GEORGE, Utah —

A Missouri American Water Co. employee died of an injury he suffered Wednesday at a work site near 25th Street and Moffet Avenue.

Jasper County Coroner Rob Chappel said Robert W. Clark, 40, of Baxter Springs, Kan., was taken by co-workers to the emergency room of Mercy Hospital Joplin, where he was pronounced dead.

Clark reportedly was working on a water main when a saw kicked back on him and severely cut him.