Peter Kubeck, 48, was operating a front-end loader near the canal off of Seminole Pratt Whitney Road near Seminole Ridge High School. Officials say the loader slid down the canal bank and flipped upside-down into the water.
The workplace accident occurred at around 9:00 a.m. local time, reports the Palm Beach Post, but rescue crews were initially unable to locate the construction worker. After an extensive search, divers found Kubeck and transported him to Palms West Hospital. He would be pronounced dead on arrival.
Kubeck’s cause of death is not yet known, according to the Palm Beach Post. It is also unclear how long the construction worker was in the water.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),