Authorities have released the name of an Eastern Iowa man who was killed in a construction accident in Linn County.


It happened shortly after 1pm Tuesday (Jan. 12) at 1774 Cottage Grove Parkway, southeast of Marion. 60 year old Robert Carson of Marion was using a Bobcat skid loader to clean-up downed trees.

Carson backed the vehicle up, partially running over 74 year old Richard Shanahan of Springville. Shanahan was helping Carson remove downed trees on the property.

Shanahan was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office is investigating the accident.

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