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Man Dies in Construction Accident in San Jose Involving Excavator

A man died in a construction accident involving an excavator just south of San Jose on Tuesday, according to the San Jose Fire Department.

Fire officials said they received a call about the incident Tuesday morning. Medics were called out to the intersection of Bruce Way and Almaden Road at 11:20 a.m. The victim was pronounced dead on arrival.

According to a Santa Clara County sheriff's spokesman, the bucket of an excavator struck and killed
the man. The spokesperson said the victim was in his mid 20s who had been working in the site. The man's name is not yet being released.

Cal-OSHA has launched an investigation into the accident. A Cal-OSHA spokesperson said the agency received a call about the incident at 11:55 a.m. from the Santa Clara Sheriff's Office and the victim's employer.

"Cal-OSHA is actively investigating this incident — we have an investigator on scene right now," the spokesperson said.

The NBC Bay Area chopper flew over the construction zone, which showed trailers belonging to Ciarra Construction in San Jose. The company told NBC Bay Area they have no information about the incident.

The body, covered in a tarp, was still at the construction site as of Tuesday afternoon.

This is a developing story, stay tuned for updates.

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