Worker killed in Town of Newburgh construction incident

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A construction worker was killed late Thursday afternoon (17th Mar) when he was crushed by a piece of machinery on 1431 Route 300, Newburgh Towne Center, in the Winona Lake area of the Town of Newburgh, emergency services personnel said.

Town Police and EMS staff and Winona Lake firefighters were on the scene of the incident in the vicinity of where retail space is being remodelled into a Home Goods store.

Police say a yellow boom crane being operated off a red truck somehow malfunctioned.

The worker became trapped.

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