Police: Clearwater Construction Worker Killed by Backhoe – Bay News 9

Police: Clearwater Construction Worker Killed by Backhoe - Bay News 9

Construction worker dies after being struck by backhoe in 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." 

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.

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