On Friday, May 18, 2021, the police in responded to an emergency call which uncovered the construction accident in Ashtabula. The man, who didn’t identify himself, said that a man had become trapped under a piece of heavy equipment at the site. Upon receiving the call, the police and rescue crews rushed to the accident scene in Shaker Hills, Ohio.
The police were not sure if the man involved in the construction accident in Ashtabula was working for the city or if he was employed by a private company. The caller had not informed the police as to what kind of construction was being done.
The police arrived at the scene on Chagrin Boulevard near West Warrensville Center Road. The incident took place not far from the Van Aken Market Hall. When the rescue personnel arrived, they found an unidentified 46-year-old man trapped under a piece of heavy equipment.
Immediately, the crew attempted to pull the man from underneath the equipment. They were unable to get him out in time. Unfortunately, the man passed away from his injuries. The report does not provide a name for the victim. More than likely, this was out of respect for his family. There’s no reason to think the cops were unable to identify the victim.
The calls came into the police station at about 12:45 pm on the afternoon of Friday, May 18. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
There has been no comment from the victim’s family. In fact, the police still haven’t indicated what sort of project the man was working on or who he worked for. The investigation is still underway. Perhaps more details will be released at a later date.
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