Worker Dies After Being Pinned By Excavator

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County Police say a construction worker has died after being pinned between an excavator and a house in Bethesda.

It happened about 8:35 a.m. Monday. Police say a crew had been working outside when one worker became pinned.

Other workers were able to free the man, but he died at a local hospital.

The victim was identified as John Joseph Whitney, 42, of Columbia.

County police and Maryland Occupational Safety and Health are investigating the accident.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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