Authorities identify construction worker trapped, killed by skid-steer loader at Brockton Hospital

BROCKTON, Mass. — An investigation is underway following a deadly construction accident at Brockton Hospital on Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

Emergency crews responded to a construction site at Quincy Avenue and Libby Street shortly after 12 p.m. and found a worker in an 8-foot-deep foundation trench trapped beneath a Bobcat skid-steer loader that had fallen onto him, according to Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz.

Cruz identified the worker killed as 63-year-old Roger Porter of East Sandwich.

Porter and the operator of the Bobcat were leveling out gravel in the trench when the incident occurred, Cruz told reporters during a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

Cruz also identified the construction company as LMA Services out of Stoughton.

State and federal investigators have been called to the scene as well as OSHA.

Boston 25 News did reach out to the victim’s family but they declined to speak saying they are trying to wrap their heads around what happened.

“They always got their safety vests on all that stuff, hard hat areas,” said Billy Lucas who is a neighbor.

The construction at the hospital has been delayed pending the investigation, Cruz said.

A fire at the hospital earlier this year forced the facility to cease emergency services, elective procedures, and other patient care visits.

“We need the hospital back because it’s a good resource for the communities around here and everything,” said Lucas.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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