UPDATE (October 2):
The man who was injured yesterday in a construction accident in Sparks has died.
Michael Ray Mathews (64) of Freeland was operating a mini-steamroller, flattening out a dirt pile when part of the dirt pile collapsed. This caused the mini-steamroller to roll over, trapping Mathews. Another worker at the site used a bobcat to lift the mini-steamroller up so that Mathews could be removed from under it. Mathews was taken to St. Joseph’s Medical Center where he later died.
An investigator with Maryland Occupational Safety and Health responded to the scene and began an investigation.
Original release (October 1):
At 2:08 p.m. this afternoon, Baltimore County Fire and Police personnel responded to the 600 Block of Belfast Rd 21152 for a report of an entrapment.
The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that an adult male was operating a mini-steamroller, flattening a pile of dirt. Part of the dirt pile collapsed causing the mini-steamroller to roll over. The operator became trapped under the mini-steamroller but was later extricated.
The operator was taken to an area hospital where his current condition is unknown.
Police are still on the scene. Maryland Occupational Safety and Health was notified.