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Man killed in backhoe accident

Police: Man, 51, was thrown from backhoe

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was killed in an industrial accident on County Road 217.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said Edward Marroletti, 51, was thrown from a backhoe he was operating and then hit by the bucket, which pinned him up against the cabin of the backhoe.

Marroletti's 19-year-old son was with him at the time of the accident, police said.

Jacksonville Fire Rescue said Marroletti died while being taken to station 43, where he would have been flown to UF Health.