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A worker was crushed to death, Monday, in a construction accident when an 8-ton weight from a construction crane fell on him, police said.

The worker, 51, of Fremont, employed by Mosser Construction Inc. for 18-years was helping other workers to dismantle the crane when one of the counterweights came loose and struck him. The worker was declared dead at the scene.

He was supposed to drive one of three tractor trailers that were taking away sections of the 80-ton crane that was being used to build a new pump station at the city wastewater treatment plant.

Representatives from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were on-site Monday conducting interviews and gathering further information about the accident.

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