Worker dies in Clearwater construction accident, police say – Tampa Bay Times

Worker dies in Clearwater construction accident, police say - Tampa Bay Times

Police: Clearwater Construction Worker Killed by Backhoe

   A construction worker was struck by a backhoe and died Tuesday morning. The crews were clearing land for a town home development at 1895 Virginia Ave. Investigators have not released the worker's name, pending notification to family members. [Clearwater Police Department] [Clearwater Police Department]By Kathryn VarnPublished 4 hours agoCLEARWATER — A construction worker was struck by a backhoe and died Tuesday morning.

According to Clearwater police, crews were clearing land for a town home development at 1895 Virginia Ave. Someone called authorities at 10:48 a.m.

The scene is in the 1800 block of Virginia Avenue, not far from Keene and Main Street in Dunedin. According to police, the as-yet-unnamed worker was struck by a backhoe at the site of a townhome development.

Video: Construction worker killed after being struck by backhoe

Worker killed by backhoe at Dunedin construction site

Dunedin Fire Department paramedics pronounced the worker dead at the scene, police said. Investigators have not released the workers name, pending notification of family members.

Editor's note: This version of the story has been updated to reflect the location of the accident as being in Dunedin, not Clearwater.

CLEARWATER, Fla. — A construction worker was killed Tuesday morning when a backhoe operator struck the worker, according to Clearwater police. 

The accident occurred shortly before 11 a.m. on land being cleared for a townhome development, located at 1895 Virginia Avenue. 

"We believe he was struck with the bucket of the backhoe," said Rob Shaw with Clearwater Police. "He was on foot helping with the land-clearing process. Theres a driver of the backhoe and that driver struck him with the bucket of the backhoe."

"It was a very tragic accident and something that nobody wants to occur and we cant even begin to imagine how [the driver] feels," Shaw said. "But he has obviously been distressed and very moved by it." 


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