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Worker fatally crushed by excavator in Boring, deputies say

The incident involved two employees with Raz Construction Co. who were working on a project, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.
Credit: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responds to site where a worker was reportedly crushed by an excavator

BORING, Ore. — A person working for a construction crew in Clackamas County died Thursday morning after they were crushed by an excavator, according to authorities.

The incident was reported around 10 a.m. on Amisigger Road in Boring. The location is a site of a blueberry field operated by Townsend Farms, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said. The incident involved two employees with Raz Construction Co. who were working on a project, according to the sheriff’s office.

One worker reported backing up an excavator and hitting a bump. The worker then exited the excavator and discovered the other worker had been crushed beneath the excavator treads, the sheriff’s office said.

Emergency crews from American Medical Response and Clackamas Fire District #1 responded to render aid. Paramedics pronounced the worker dead at the scene.

The identity of the person who died has not been released.

The sheriff’s office, which described the incident as a workplace accident, and a Clackamas County deputy medical examiner are investigating. The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been notified of the death because it happened in a workplace.