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Construction worker fatally struck by backhoe in Florida

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Posted at 7:25 AM, Sep 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-11 07:25:08-04

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a construction worker has died in Florida after being struck by a backhoe.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that the man died Tuesday morning in Clearwater.

Police say the man was part of a crew that had been clearing land for a town home development.

Dunedin Fire Rescue paramedics pronounced the worker dead at the scene. Authorities haven't released the worker's identity, pending the notification of the worker's family.