MACON, Ga. — A Macon Water Authority employee critically injured last week on the job has died.

According to Bibb Coroner Leon Jones, 35-year-old Jonathan Wood, from Gordon, was pronounced dead around 4:50 p.m. Monday.

He was working along Bass Road around 3 a.m. Friday to repair a water main when the equipment he was using kicked back. He was rushed by ambulance to Navicent Health.

The MWA released a statement Friday saying they are "following normal protocol to investigate the details of the work place accident."

Tony Rojas, the president of the MWA released a statement saying, "Right now our concern is with Jonathan, his family, his crew with him the time of the accident, and his coworkers who work with him every day. The authority is like an extended family so it’s very upsetting when something happens to one of our family members."

Rojas wouldn’t give any more details about the equipment that caused the injury, but he did say he visited Wood at the hospital over the weekend and that he was surrounded by friends, family and coworkers.

Rojas says they are independently investigating the accident, but they have not finished the report.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says they do not conduct investigations into county run businesses, so they are not investigating this case.


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