Man dies in New York construction accident

A 46-year-old construction worker from Vermont died during a construction accident in New York on Wednesday.

According to reports, the man was working for Trenchless Technologies of New England and operating an auger on the company’s construction site when he was suddenly thrown to the ground and pinned underneath the auger. One of the man’s co-workers was able to lift the auger off of him using a backhoe. The man was then taken to a local hospital, where he died.

The accident is still being investigated by state police and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.

Our thoughts and sympathies are with the friends and family of the man who died in this accident.