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.
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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.