UPDATED: Tuscaloosa man killed in pipeline accident

Published 4:12 pm Thursday, July 1, 2010

A gas pipeline worker with Price Gregory International, a gas pipeline company, was killed this afternoon, while working on East Sunset Drive.

According to witnesses at the scene, Steven Mark Johnson, a black male from Tuscaloosa, was working on the pipeline when he was crushed by the large pipe.

Price Gregory International is a leading provider of infrastructure services with focus on pipeline construction and related services. The Company was formed through the merger of H.C. Price and Gregory & Cook Construction, two of the largest contractors with the equipment and capability to build large diameter pipelines.

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Officers with the AtmoreĀ  and Poarch police departments, personnel with Atmore Fire Department, deputies with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and personnel with Atmore Ambulance responded to the scene. Poarch Fire Department was paged out to the scene, but their services were not needed as they were canceled while en route.

For more on this story, see Saturday’s Atmore Advance.

Emergency personnel oversee the sight where a gas pipeline worker was killed Thurday afternoon on East Sunset Drive.|Photo by Adam Prestridge