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    :: Thursday, May 15, 2008 ::

    'A hollow place in our hearts' - By Dan Carpenter, The Indianapolis Star
    The children were in the back yard of their home in Convoy, Ohio, last June 9 when police officers came to inform their mother of the construction scaffold collapse at Castleton Square mall in Indianapolis that sent 29-year-old Shane Pruett 40 feet to his death. Insurance paid for most of his burial expenses; not enough for a stone. Bobbie is still waiting for his worker's compensation. The state is going after two subcontractors in court.

    Workplace deaths and worker's compensation claims are down a little in Indiana, the governor noted in his speech, despite an upsurge in construction work. 'The decreases are nice, in a way,' he said quietly, 'but they are no consolation and never will be.'
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