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Worker Dies After Being Pinned by Excavator in Md.

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BETHESDA, Md. — Montgomery County Police say a construction worker has died after being pinned between an excavator and a house in Bethesda.

It happened about 8:35 a.m. Monday. Police say a crew had been working outside when one worker became pinned.

Other workers were able to free the man, but he died at a local hospital.

The victim was identified as 42-year-old John Joseph Whitney of Columbia.

County police and Maryland Occupational Safety and Health are investigating the accident.

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