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A worker killed by an excavator on the Green Tree Bridge project in Victorville – VVNG.com

VICTORVILLE, California (VVNG.com) – A man working on the Green Tree Bridge project in Victorville was killed by an excavator on Wednesday morning.

It happened around 11:39 a.m. on June 22, 2022, where Ridgecrest Road turns into Yates Road along the outskirts of the Spring Valley Lake community.

Ambulance staff received information that a large piece of heavy equipment fell on the semi-truck and that the driver was trapped inside.

(Hugo C. Valdez, VVNG.com)

Firefighters arrived on the scene and announced that an extensive evacuation would be required. Shortly afterwards, the passenger in the truck was pronounced dead.

The industrial accident occurred at the construction site of the Green Tree Bridge project that will ultimately connect the city of Victorville with the city of Apple Valley via the Yucca Loma Bridge.

This latest incident is the second death that has occurred at the project site since the start of work.

a worker killed in an accident at the Green Tree Bridge construction site in Victorville
(Hugo C. Valdez, VVNG.com)

In March 2021, the VVNG reported a fatal traffic accident 4 construction workers hit by an SUV along Hesperia Road. One of the victims was pronounced dead on the spot, and the other three victims were transported to hospitals for treatment.

OSHA investigators along with the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office will lead the investigation.

This is an evolving story and additional information will be updated as it becomes available.

worker killed in accident at Green Tree construction site
(Hugo C. Valdez, VVNG.com)

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