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Worker killed at Pinellas steel company

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Pinellas Park police officers are investigating the death of a worker at a steel company.

It happened around 3:50 PM on Tuesday, at USP Structural Connectors, 11910 62nd Street North.

Investigators say the 25-year-old Eric Kanganis, of Tarpon Springs, was killed while trying to release steel banding from large rolls of steel material.  Kanganis was using a forklift to help unpack large rolls of steel.  While standing on the forklift, police say Kanganis cut a steel band, which immediately released tension on the rolls of steel.

One of the rolls slammed Kanganis, pinning him against the forklift.  Pinellas Park Police say he was killed instantly.

Pinellas Park Fire, OSHA and DOT were notified.  An investigation will be conducted by the Criminal Investigations Unit.

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