Bulldozer rolls over, kills pipeline worker
ROARING BRANCH (AP) – A pipeline worker is dead after the bulldozer he was operating rolled over in northern Pennsylvania.
It happened just before noon Tuesday in Union Township.
State police say 54-year-old Ricky Dettman was driving a bulldozer on steep grade when it rolled down the hill, turning over several times before coming to a rest in an upright position.
The Nebraska man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Dettman was part of a construction crew working on a 36-inch natural gas pipeline for Energy Transfer Partners. A spokeswoman for the company says the pipeline will take natural gas from the Utica Shale and deliver it throughout the country.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.