Man dead after construction vehicle flips over in Rochester

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — One man was killed in an apparent construction accident Thursday in Rochester what officials called an accident on Thursday when a construction vehicle fell on him and killed him.

According to the Rochester Police Department, a 45-year-old Pennsylvania resident was killed when either a piece of building equipment or part of a construction vehicle fell on him.

Officers responded to Union Street and East Avenue around 1 p.m. for the report of an accident.

Details are limited at this time.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said it will take over the investigation from RPD.

“We’re still investigating it,” said RPD Capt. Justin Stewart. “OSHA still has to come down and do their investigation, but it does appear that he was crushed underneath piece of building equipment.”

Check back to News 8 WROC as we continue to update this developing story.

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