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Abbeville Man Dies in Tragic Accident

WILLISTON, ND (WCBI)–A man that died in a construction accident in Williston, North Dakota¬† Tuesday (9-4) has been identified as Abbeville, Mississippi native. Twenty-three year old,¬† Brandon Woodard died August 28 at a Weatherford Lodge construction site when a metal band holding trusses together collapsed on top of him. Authorities say the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the incident. Woodard’s father, Keith Woodard, says his son had been working in North Dakota for only a week. He had a wife and four children, including newborn twins.