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Coroner identifies worker killed in construction accident near Hidden Springs

Officials say the man was operating a scraper when the machine rolled down a large hill.
Credit: KTVB

ADA COUNTY, Idaho — A man was killed Monday afternoon when a large piece of construction equipment he was operating overturned. 

The Ada County Coroner's Office on Wednesday identified the victim as 25-year-old Patrick Lee Anderson of Meridian.

The workplace accident happened at about 4 p.m. off North Horse Collar Way, in an area of new construction on the east side of Hidden Springs.

According to the Ada County Sheriff's Office, Anderson was operating a scraper - a machine used to move and level dirt - when the equipment rolled down a large hill. 

The man was thrown from the scraper and struck by it, according to the sheriff's office. He died from his injuries at the scene. 

Anderson died from blunt force trauma, according to the coroner, and his death has been ruled an accident.

KTVB has reached out to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for more information.

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