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Lakewood: Construction Worker Killed When Bulldozer Overturns


A construction worker in Lakewood lost his life this morning, after a bulldozer overturned, authorities tell YWN.

At approximately 9:45 am Officers and EMS were dispatched to 688 Cross Street after receiving a call that man was stuck under some construction equipment.

Upon arrival, Officers Ralph Hatt and Dennis Scannell observed a man, later identified as 67-year-old Angel Martinez of Lakewood, lying on his back with a bulldozer on top of him. Unfortunately, life saving measures were unable to be employed.

Further investigation revealed, that Mr. Martinez was attempting to load the bulldozer on to a flatbed trailer at the time of the accident. It is not clear how the equipment toppled over and off the trailer at this time.

Although there isn’t anything to indicate foul play, investigators from the Lakewood Police Department, Ocean County Prosecutors Office, Ocean County Sheriff’s Department and OSHA are still investigating.

(YWN Desk – NYC / Photo via TLS)

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