DUNDALK, MD. (AP) — Authorities say a worker was struck and killed by an excavator in a trench at a Baltimore wastewater treatment plant.
Citing a Baltimore County public safety release, news outlets report 36-year-old Transito Rodrigez Cruz died Monday of injuries sustained at the City of Baltimore's Back River Wastewater Treatment plant.
Officials say Cruz was working in a large trench at the treatment plant when the excavator's bucket struck him. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
A Department of Public Works spokesman called Cruz's death "tragic," saying they'd working to ensure it won't happen again. The department says Cruz was working for a company contracted by the city.
The name of the company was not released.
Baltimore Environmental Police and the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating.