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.

Authorities say Mathews was trapped, and another worker used another piece of equipment to lift the min-steamroller so Matthews could be removed.

Firefighters say Mathews died at St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Maryland Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the accident.

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


Leave a Reply