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Construction machine rollover reported in Derby

August 29, 2018

DERBY - First responders are on the scene of a construction accident on New Haven Avenue (Route 34) and Derby-Milford Road Wednesday morning.

Reports from the scene say the accident involves a construction machine that rolled over with the operator pinned underneath.

The call came in shortly after 6:30 a.m.

Derby Fire Department reports say the operator - a man in his mid-40s - sustained a left leg injury. The patient was reported to be conscious.

Derby firefighters said the construction vehicle leaked up to 10 quarts of oil when it rolled over.

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has been notified.

OSHA has also been notified of the accident.

Workers in the area are widening the Route 34/Derby/Milford Road intersection with new lanes.

The $1.8 million project that began in April consists of the construction of a right turn lane on Route 34 onto Derby-Milford Road by extending the edge of road to the south. Widening proposed on Derby-Milford Road will accommodate a three-lane approach to Route 34. A two-lane approach into the intersection from Sentinel Hill Road is also included in the overall construction. These additional lanes will reduce congestion and improve overall operations.

The area had a steep pitch that drops from Route 34 to Derby-Milford Road.

The man injured was working for the contractor of the project, NJR Construction of Terryville.

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