Construction Worker Killed in Backhoe Accident in West Haven

A construction worker was killed in an accident involving a backhoe on the West Haven town line with New Haven on Tuesday.

The incident occurred around noon at a construction site near 2 Boston Post Road, according to police.

The worker was part of a West Haven construction crew working on a sewer line when he was struck by the backhoe.  He was rushed to the hospital where he died, according to West Haven Mayor Edward O'Brien.

West Haven maintains the sewer line that crosses into New Haven at Ella Grasso Boulevard, O'Brien said.

The victim is approximately 55 years old, but has not been identified.

The Boston Post Road was closed for several hours.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident.

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