Man dies in work accident at Towne Construction in Batavia

A man died in a workplace accident at Towne Construction Services in Batavia Wednesday, April 3.

According to the Batavia Police Department, Carl Root, 54, had just made a delivery of road sealant to Towne Construction Services, located at 500 Kent Road.

According to the police report, Root jumped out of the trailer after a skid was unloaded. He pulled the door down and was in between the skid and the trailer waiting to have some papers signed when skid tipped forward, pinning him between the skid and trailer.

Root had been freed by the time police arrived.

He was transported to Clermont Mercy Hospital by a squad from the Central Joint Fire Department. He was pronounced dead a short time after arriving at the hospital.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is conducting an investigation into the incident.