Operator Dies After Excavator Rolls Down Embankment in Sutton

The person who was operating the excavator was killed after being trapped under it

A rescue operation after an excavator rolled over in Sutton, Massachusetts
NBC10 Boston

A person has died after a construction accident Tuesday in Sutton, Massachusetts, authorities say.

An excavator tumbled down a steep embankment on Leland Hill Road, killing its operator, according to the Worcester County District Attorney's Office.

Police were called around 3:45 p.m. Local officers and firefighters, as well as the Massachusetts Fire District 7 technical rescue team, responded to the scene.

The fire district said that the embankment was about 40 feet deep, and that the operator was trapped under the machine.

The Leicester Fire Department said it sent a rescue team and an ambulance to assist with a rescue as well.

Footage from the scene showed the excavator on its side under some trees, with several emergency response vehicles parked nearby.

Twenty-five communities makeup Massachusetts Fire District 7 and provide "rapid deployment of resources" during fires, technical rescues, wildfires and other emergency situations, according to their website.

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