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Clyde man killed in Oklahoma construction accident



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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