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Monday, October 27, 2014

Construction worker killed in crash identified

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The death of a construction worker hit by a vehicle on Tuesday as he worked on a highway project south of Tilden is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Alejandro Banueldo-Flores, 59, had worked for Werner Construction Co. for about 30 days and was performing flagging operations on Nebraska 45 around 7:25 p.m. when a southbound vehicle driven by Roger Wynn, 66, of Meadow Grove struck him, according to officials.
Bonita Winingham, OSHA’s area director in Omaha, offered condolences to the family and co-workers of Banueldo-Flores and urged drivers to slow down and be alert for workers.
No arrests or citations had been issued as of Wednesday morning, the Antelope County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Antelope and Pierce county sheriff’s offices with help from the Nebraska State Patrol.
Antelope County Attorney Joe Abler, who released Banueldo-Flores' name, did not say where the man lived.
OSHA has fined Werner Construction twice, following the deaths of workers in 2009 and 2013, according to a U.S. Labor Department news release.
On Sept. 17, 2013, an employee got caught between a semitrailer and a front-end loader on Nebraska 14 near Albion. OSHA fined the company $10,500 for three violations.
On Oct. 7, 2009, a worker was pulled into a paving machine on a job site along U.S. 275 between Norfolk and Battle Creek. OSHA fined Werner...
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