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Fayetteville Man Crushed by Backhoe Dies

Posted March 27, 2007

— A man crushed last week by equipment at a gravel pit has died of his injuries, authorities said.

Michael Wayne Pegram, 24, of Fayetteville, was operating a backhoe at C.J. Pegram Sand and Gravel Co. last Wednesday when it slid down an embankment and flipped over him, authorities said.

Pegram was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in critical condition and died Sunday from his injuries, authorities said.

Authorities haven't determined what caused the accident.


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  • Wildside Apr 2, 2007

    Godspeed Michael.......Rest in peace young man :(

  • anne387 Apr 2, 2007

    spiritwarriorwoman- yes it is a family owned business, it used to be known as CJ pegram and sons before this accident (michael has a brother).

  • Greekgirl Apr 2, 2007

    Too sad,hope the family has many arms around them at this time.

  • Teddy Apr 2, 2007

    thoughts and prayers go out to the family

  • shell1895 Mar 27, 2007

    I am sorry for your loss. I work with heavy equipment everyday, make sure you keep yourself restrainend in the veheicle at all cost. The machine feels secure but you can't always expect to stay in the cage when you aren't tied down. Hopefully any heavy equip op will start wearing his or her belt.

  • lotsofivy Mar 27, 2007

    Gone to soon.....

  • NunYaBizz Mar 27, 2007

    I am sorry to here about this and to the family my prayers go out to you.

  • spiritwarriorwoman Mar 27, 2007

    I noticed his last name is the first name of the business, so it might be a family business - a family that certainly never counted on this. Prayers going out to his loved ones. God bless. Rev. RB

  • Pack Rules Mar 27, 2007

    As a safety professional I know it is required that the operators wear the seatbelt in all heavy equipment for this very reason. This is a very sad story that very possibly been prevented.

  • jeneric43 Mar 27, 2007

    Thoughts and prayers go out to family. And yes, canesandpackfan, news has been particularly bad to me lately as well. Need a break.