Man Crushed Beneath Construction Equipment

OSHA To Investigate Durango Accident

Government safety investigators were due in Durango, Colo., Monday to look into the circumstances the led to the death of construction worker.

The 24-year-old man, who has not been identified, was crushed under a five-ton road-maintenance vehicle that that flipped on top of him.

The man was driving the pneumatic roller in a subdivision when the machine's left wheels went off the edge of a dirt road, causing it to roll over. The man who died was driving the roller, according to the sheriff's office.

The man worked for Scott & Sons Excavation, which was performing road work in the Rafter J subdivision.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was called in to investigate the workplace-related death.

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