Construction worker fatally struck by backhoe in Florida

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a construction worker has died in Florida after being struck by a backhoe.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that the man died Tuesday morning in Clearwater.

Police say the man was part of a crew that had been clearing land for a town home development.

Dunedin Fire Rescue paramedics pronounced the worker dead at the scene. Authorities haven't released the worker's identity, pending the notification of the worker's family.

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Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.

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