Construction worker dies after being struck by backhoe in Clearwater


CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) – A man died after being hit by a backhoe at a construction site in Clearwater on Tuesday, police say.

The Clearwater Police Department says the incident happened just before 11 a.m. at the site of a new townhome development near the corner of Virginia Avenue and South Bayview Avenue.

Police say the worker, identified as 37-year-old Paul Russo, died after being hit by a backhoe.

Russo was from New Port Richey and was employed by Professional Site Development of Odessa, authorities say.

OSHA representatives responded to the scene to investigate.


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