LINDEN, NJ – A construction worker was killed yesterday when the excavator he was operating collapsed into the Arthur Kill, trapping him in frigid water for about an hour.
NJ.com reports that the incident happened in the 4900 block of Tremley Point Road at about 8 a.m. Thursday. Rescue crews spent roughly an hour working to pull the man from the excavator’s cab before they were successful. They took him to Trinitas Regional Medical Center, where he died.
The man’s name is being withheld until his family can be notified.
OSHA is working to determine what sent the excavator toppling into the Arthur Kill, the river that separates New Jersey from Staten Island. They have determined that the site is operated by Cranford-based Simpson and Brown, which is the subject of another investigation stemming from an injury at another excavation site in August.
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