BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating a construction accident that claimed the life of a road worker Tuesday afternoon in Boardman.
It happened a little after noon along a section of South Avenue, near Lake Park.
The section of road is getting widened.
Firefighters say the victim was using a saw to cut pipe. His tool then kicked back on him, causing a traumatic injury.
The Mahoning County Coroner’s Office identified him the following day as 31-year-old Mathew Mashburn.
We’re told rescue workers tried desperately to stabilize Mashburn, but he died at St. Elizabeth’s in Youngstown.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting an autopsy while the investigation continues into his death.
Scott Allen, of the U.S. Department of Labor, confirmed that OSHA has opened an investigation on S.E.T., Inc., the general contractor on the job. That contractor is based in Lowellville.
Allen said such investigations are common when dealing with workplace fatalities.
He said OSHA has up to six months to complete its investigation.