The fatal industrial accident occurred at a construction site for a new FedEx distribution hub off of Willowbrook Road at around 1:45 p.m. local time. A construction worker, 39, became trapped in an auger, a machine used for digging, at the work site.
According to Lehigh Valley Live, the man died in the accident. The identity of the man is being withheld until family is notified. The workplace accident is being investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police and the Northampton County Coroner’s office.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),