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Falling boom blamed in Palatine Bridge airman's death

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The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that Staff Sgt. Emily Elizabeth Clayburn, who lost her life in an industrial accident last week, was killed by a falling 2,400-pound refueling boom.

Clayburn, 29, a Palatine Bridge native, worked in shipping and receiving with the 6th Air Mobility Wing at MacDill Air Force Base. She was helping to unpack a new boom from a crate when it fell on her.

The boom was designed to be ...

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