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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Bucket truck tips over in Cape Cod, Mass., killing 2 NStar utility contractors

Authorities work on the scene of a fatal accident where two workers died in Bourne, Mass., Saturday, April 12, 2014. Their bucket truck apparently tipped over while they were in the basket more than 100 feet in the air at a Cape Cod site. (AP Photo/Cape Cod Times, Steve Heaslip)
BOURNE, Mass. -- Two Massachusetts workers are dead after their bucket truck tipped over Saturday while they were in the basket more than 100 feet in the air at a Cape Cod site.
Bourne police confirmed the Saturday deaths at Cape Cod Aggregates Corp. near Scenic Highway. They didn't release the men's names.
The men were working for a contractor for an NStar utility project,
They appeared to be working underneath high tension power lines, near utility poles, on sandy barren land.
The two men were both in the bucket when the truck toppled over, Police Chief Dennis Woodside told the newspaper. He said they were killed instantly.
The Office of Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating. OSHA didn't immediately return a call for comment.

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