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Worker killed by backhoe

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A Florida worker died when he was struck by a backhoe and knocked into a trench.

He suffered head injuries which proved fatal.

The equipment on construction sites must be safe for not only the operator but those who can be expected to be working nearby.

For moving equipment such as backhoes, this may include equipping the backhoe with a beeping alarm to alert those nearby when the backhoe is in motion.