SPARKS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County fire officials say a man was killed when the mini-steamroller he was operating rolled over, pinning him underneath.
It happened about 2 p.m. Wednesday in Sparks. Firefighters say 64-year-old Michael Ray Mathews of Freeland was operating the steamroller to flatten a pile of dirt when the pile collapsed.READ MORE: Health Officials Urge Vaccination & Boosters As COVID-19 Rate Rises, Omicron Arrives In Maryland
Authorities say Mathews was trapped, and another worker used another piece of equipment to lift the min-steamroller so Matthews could be removed.READ MORE: Maryland Has Three Confirmed Cases Of The Omicron Variant Of COVID-19, Hogan Says
Firefighters say Mathews died at St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Maryland Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the accident.MORE NEWS: Jury Watches Interrogation Video In Murder Trial For Keith Smith, Who Blamed Panhandler For Wife's Death
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