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Landscaper Killed In Union Identified

A landscaper was killed in a workplace accident Friday in Union.
A landscaper was killed in a workplace accident Friday in Union. Photo Credit: Township of Union

A landscaper who died Friday morning after a co-worker accidentally ran him over  at a Union worksite was identified by police Saturday.

Jorge Velazquez, 38, of Staten Island, was working on a curb line at the Costco parking lot on Hudson Street when the co-worker, who was driving a pickup, ran over Velazquez while backing the truck up. 

Police did not release the name of the driver, citing the ongoing investigation. Any witnesses or anyone else with information is being asked to call the traffic bureau at 908-851-5070. 

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