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Worker Dies After Being Struck By Backhoe In Natick

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A utility worker was killed after being struck by a backhoe in Natick. (WBZ-TV)

A utility worker was killed after being struck by a backhoe in Natick. (WBZ-TV)

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NATICK (CBS) — A Natick DPW worker has died and another is hospitalized after an accident Tuesday night.

The workers were fixing a water main break when a backhoe was accidentally pulled forward and struck the two men. The accident happened around 7:30 p.m. at West Street and Redmen Drive.

Long-time DPW worker Michael McDaniel Jr., 48, was pronounced dead at the scene. The second worker, 41-year-old Scott M. Spurling, was hospitalized and is currently in stable condition.

The incident is under investigation.

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