OSHA and local police are investigating a fatal injury to a worker at a residential construction site.
The unidentified worker was in the driver’s seat of the cab of a truck parked in a residential neighborhood in North Bergen, NJ, when a cable pulling a trash container onto the truck snapped and whipped through the back windshield, according to police.
The severed cable struck the worker in the back of the head, partially decapitating him and causing massive trauma. The worker was pronounced dead at the scene.
The truck was marked Champion Construction of Ridgefield, NJ. A supervisor for the company says the driver was working as a subcontractor hired to remove the trash container.
The container was filled with construction debris from renovations to a house.