2010-04-29 / Local & State

PennDOT Worker Dies In Road Grader Accident

PULASKI, Pa. (AP) – A PennDOT worker is dead after investigators say he fell off a piece of equipment and was run over while working on a road in western Pennsylvania.

Pulaski Township police say the 42-year-old man slipped off a road grader and fell underneath the tires Thursday at a job site about 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. The worker’s name is being withheld pending notification of his family.

PennDOT spokesman Jim Struzzi says the man was a temporary employee who started work in November.

Police and PennDOT are investigating the man’s death.

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