A man was killed in what appears to be a “freak accident” at a construction site in Jackson Township, according to Jackson Township police.
The accident happened Thursday morning along Adams Avenue near the Jackson Township Fire Company, according to police captain Phil Vaught.
Cambria County coroner Jeff Lees was at the scene but has not released the name of the man killed, but identified him as a man in his early 20s from Scenery Hill, near Pittsburgh.
Crews from construction companies Merlo and North American Directional were drilling lines related to the Competitive Power Ventures Fairview Energy Plant, according to Vaught.
Authorities say a piece of equipment was suspended in the air and spun around, hitting the man in the head.
Lees says he died instantly.
Tom Rumsey of CPV released a statement following the accident:
We are deeply saddened to confirm at approximately 8:30 a.m. this morning a worker supporting the CPV Fairview Energy Center was fatally injured. An investigation is underway and more information will be available at the appropriate time. All associated activities will be discontinued until we are able to determine what occurred and we are confident work can safely resume. Our deepest sympathies go out to the family during this incredibly difficult time. We will do everything possible to provide any assistance they may need.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is also investigating.
Police have closed the road while they continue their investigation.
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