Worker Killed in Construction Accident at Lenape Park in Kenilworth, NJ

05/09/2011 // Howley, WPB, FL // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole

Kenilworth, NJ — A worker was killed when a roller he was operating fell off the edge of an embankment at Lenape Park on Friday, May 6, 2011. The fatal construction accident occurred around 8 a.m., in the 1.45 mile-long path of the East Coast Greenway link on the border between Union and Kenilworth, reported NJ.com.

According to officials, Segundo Padilla, 33, was operating a six-ton Ingersoll Rand roller when it fell off the edge of a shallow embankment, ejecting Padilla from the machinery. Padilla was found under part of the roller’s canopy, as the machine was on its side.

Co-workers found Padilla and notified the Union County Police and the Kenilworth Fire Department.

Padilla was killed in the accident. The cause of death is pending an autopsy.

He was reportedly an employee of Bloomfield-based J.A. Alexander Inc., a private construction company.

Union County Police and Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are investigating the accident.

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