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A contract worker was killed in an accident in a work zone on U.S. 380 in the construction zone about eight miles east of Decatur around 2 p.m. Thursday. Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Terri Johnson pronounced Jeffery Stackhouse, 43, of Azle dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing, but Johnson said Stackhouse died from a blunt force injury. His body has been sent to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Workers with Texas Shaft, Inc., Mike Marshall (front) and Wayne Keating (right) mourn the loss of fellow worker Jeffery Stackhouse following Thursday's accident.

Messenger photos by Joe Duty.

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