Plymouth: Worker Dies in Construction Accident


Photo Courtesy Plymouth County Technical Rescue Team


A 65-year-old construction worker was killed this morning after being buried by sand while operating a front-end loader at a construction site in Cedarville.

Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz confirmed the victim, Charles Pace, of Whitman, who was a P.A. Landers employee.

Multiple units responded to 143 Hedges Pond Road for a confined space rescue trauma, including the Plymouth County Tech Rescue Team.

Plymouth Fire Chief Ed Bradley said units responded around 11:02 a.m. Tuesday (June 30). 

Bradley said the special trench rescue crew is working to get the front-end loader out of the sandpit and free the body, and more equipment is arriving. The fire chief said there are 30 members of the county rescue team, as well as 12 members of local fire departments on the scene.

Bradley said the loader is from P.A. Landers. A spokesperson for the company in Hanover told WATD the incident is currently under investigation and could not comment further.

The Plymouth Zoning Board told a WATD reporter that P.A. Landers has an earth removal permit on the site to build cranberry bogs.

The State Department of Fire Services rehab was also requested to the scene.

This story is developing. 

WATD’s Charles Mathewson and Geoffrey Morrissey contributed to this report.


Photo Courtesy Plymouth County Technical Rescue Team

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Erin Dale is an Anchor/Reporter for WATD. She is also a New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) award-winning print journalist and previously worked for GateHouse Media.