A construction worker died at the scene of work zone accident on the northern edge of Elwood Wednesday morning. It was reported at 10:42am that a worker was struck by a skid steer on Highway 283. A skid steer was backing when it struck the worker and pinned him between the skid steer and another piece of machinery. The deceased worker was identified as 48-year-old Eric Koepp of Litchfield, MN who was employed by Midwest Asphalt. The driver of the skid steer, a 23-year-old Genoa man employed by Paulsen, inc of Cozad.
The Gosper County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Nebraska State Patrol, Elwood Fire and Rescue, Gosper County Attorney’s Office and Dawson County Sheriff’s Office.