LIVERMORE (CBS SF) — A man killed in a bulldozer accident on a wind farm outside of Livermore on Monday afternoon was identified by the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office Tuesday as 52-year-old Fred Perle Telford of Hilmar, Merced County.
Telford, a longtime bulldozer operator working for Minnesota-based Blattner Energy, Inc., was crushed when the bulldozer he was driving slipped down a steep embankment and ejected him from the cab, said Erika Monterroza, spokeswoman for the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health.READ MORE: Person Lying In Roadway Run Over, Killed In Fremont
The accident happened at about 1:05 p.m. in the area of North Vasco Road, near the border of Alameda and Contra Costa counties, Alameda County fire Battalion Chief Rob Eaton said.READ MORE: Convicted Killer Harold Bicknell's Parole Rescinded; Killed Grandmother, Cousins, Aunt In 1977 Seaside Mass Slaying
Telford was cutting a new road on the wind farm when the fatal incident occurred, Monterroza said.
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