Equipment operator killed after bulldozer flips, pins him underneath in Tennessee

Updated Sep 29, 2014
Credit: WKRN-TVCredit: WKRN-TV

A construction worker was killed in an accident south of Nashville Tuesday afternoon when a bulldozer flipped on top of him.

Ricky McCurry, 58, was working at a jobsite in Eagleville, Tennessee, 37 miles south of Nashville, where the town’s new high school is being built, according to a report from WKRN-TV.

Officials from the Tennessee Highway Patrol said McCurry was operating the bulldozer too close to a ledge when it flipped over and pinned him underneath.

He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.