UPDATED: Man killed by front-end loader Wednesday morning at work site

Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 01:58 PM.

Worthington did not know whether Ramos' death will halt construction, but said there likely will be additional precautions put in place and more safety inspections.

Jeff Romeo, acting director with the Jacksonville area office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, said OSHA had been contacted about the accident and an inspector had responded to begin an investigation.

Employers are required to report an accidental death within eight hours, Romeo said. The OSHA investigator will review what happened, how it happened and whether safety hazards were involved.

Responsible parties could be subject to a citation from OSHA. Romeo said the investigation could take up to six months.

Original Story:

A 54-year-old Atlanta man was killed Wednesday morning after he was run over by a front-end loader in a construction zone at Topsail Apartments on Dune Lake Circle.

The accident happened at 6:45 a.m. on a paved portion access driveway to the complex, according to the Florida Highway Patrol, who is investigating the crash. The man’s identity is pending next-of-kin notification.

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