OSHA Investigating Pennsylvania Expressway Worker’s Death

October 22, 2008

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a man pinned by some machinery while working on the Mon-Fayette Expressway in southwestern Pennsylvania.

The Fayette County coroner says 58-year-old Gilbert Eutsey, of Dawson, died Monday afternoon. He worked for Mashuda Corp. of Cranberry, and was working on the toll road in Luzerne Township.

Authorities say Eutsey was operating a wood-chipper and somehow became pinned between a shoot that spits out chipped wood and the steel wall of the machine. The coroner says he died of asphyxiation.

The coroner has ruled the death an accident, but may schedule an inquest to gather more information.

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