Man crushed in heavy equipment accident

Posted: Friday, October 01, 2010

ANCHORAGE - Anchorage police say a heavy equipment operator died in an accident at a construction site.

Police say the rolling compactor the man was driving fell off a terraced ledge Wednesday afternoon while it was being operated in reverse gear.

Police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker says the compactor tipped over and fell about six or seven feet, and the operator was crushed.

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