According to the Providence Journal, the 45-year-old man was working on a state roadway project when he was struck by a piece of construction equipment.
The accident occurred just before 2.a.m.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation are both conducting investigations into the incident.
The man’s name is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.
The following information was provided by the OSHA: