EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state Department of Transportation says a construction worker fell to his death from an excavator that tipped over on state Route 2.
Spokesman Kevin Nursick says 60-year-old John Dubray, of Bethlehem, fell about 20 feet to the ground on the shoulder of Interstate 84 on Wednesday.
Officials say Dubray had been operating the excavator for Southington-based contractor Brunalli Construction. Dubray was taken to Hartford Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Nursick says the excavator was using hydraulics to break and deconstruct portions of a ramp. The digger tipped over the edge of the bridge and the operator fell from the cab.
State police and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the incident.
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