By Brenda Waters

NORTH HUNTINGDON (KDKA) – A construction accident in Westmoreland County left one man dead Thursday morning.

The accident happened at Aarcon Enterprises on Pine Hollow Road in North Huntingdon around 9 a.m. The company specializes in projects using heavy equipment for excavations and grading.

According to emergency dispatchers, a man inside the facility was crushed by the counterweight of a construction vehicle. The victim was trapped from the waist down after a piece of equipment fell on him.

“He was pinned underneath some equipment and the rescue people extricated him,” said Lt. Rod Mahinske, of North Huntingdon Police.

The victim has been identified as 55-year-old Timothy Grills, of Irwin.

Rescue crews extricated Grills from the equipment, and police say he was not conscious when they arrived on the scene.

The accident is being investigated by OSHA and the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office.

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