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Fayetteville Man Crushed by Backhoe Dies

Posted March 27, 2007 11:28 a.m. EDT
Updated March 27, 2007 11:33 a.m. EDT

— 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.