Emerson construction worker struck by backhoe bucket dies instantly

UPDATE: A 34-year-old construction worker from South River was killed after being struck in the head by a backhoe bucket behind an Emerson rehab center yesterday afternoon.

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo

The Bergen County Medical Examiner’s Office was summoned to the Emerson Health and Rehabilitation Center and pronounced the victim dead at 4:15 p.m.

OSHA also responded.

The worker was part of a crew from a Middlesex County construction company building a new retaining wall on the south side of the parking lot and got too close to the machine, Detective Sgt. Michael McDermott told CLIFFVIEW PILOT.

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