75ºF

JSO: Worker dies after industrial accident along I-10 at US 301

photo

BALDWIN, Fla. – A worker died after an industrial accident Tuesday afternoon at a highway construction site along Interstate 10 at U.S. 301, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. 

Officers were called about 4 p.m. to the site near Baldwin, where police said they found a 37-year-old man underneath an asphalt compactor that had tipped over.

Police said the man, who was a construction worker, was taken to a hospital, where he later died. His name has not yet been released.

SKY 4 captured an aerial view of the scene, showing police tape around the piece of heavy equipment where a new I-10 overpass over U.S. 301 is being built.

Investigators said multiple companies work at the site, and it's not yet known which company the victim worked for. 

Sheriff's Office homicide detectives are investigating the incident as an accident. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is also investigating. 


About the Author: