Plainville DPW worker killed in accident
By DAVID LINTON firstname.lastname@example.org
PLAINVILLE, Mass. — A Plainville public works employee died Thursday when the lawn tractor he was driving overturned and landed on top of him, police said.
The employee, whose name was not released pending notification of family, was cutting grass at the town pumping station on Walnut Street when the accident happened, according to local police.
A motorist passing by saw the overturned tractor and called for help around 1:20 p.m., according to a press statement released by Police Chief James Alfred.
Firefighters and police pulled the 900-pound tractor off the unconscious victim and firefighters performed CPR before taking him to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, where he was later pronounced dead, according to police.
The cause of the accident was undetermined and it remains under investigation by Plainville detectives, police said.
An autopsy will be performed by the state Medical Examiner’s office to determine the precise cause of death.