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NJ State Police Investigates Accident That Killed Newark Construction Worker on I-280 


By: Richard L. Smith 

New Jersey State Police are conducting an investigation into a tragic accident that occurred on Wednesday morning, resulting in the death of a construction worker from Essex County.AfThe accident happened on Interstate 280 West, near milepost 13.4, in the city of Newark.

Jose Rosales-Cumbicos, a 58-year-old male from Newark, New Jersey, was working on a construction project on the westbound section of I-80 when the incident occurred at approximately 6:26 a.m.

According to preliminary reports, Rosales-Cumbicos was struck by construction machinery, leading to fatal injuries.

As of now, the details surrounding the accident are sparse, and the investigation is ongoing. New Jersey State Police have not released additional information but are actively working to determine the circumstances that led to this unfortunate incident.Ad

The construction site on I-280, where the accident took place, is expected to be a key focus of the investigation.

The loss of Rosales-Cumbicos in this accident is a somber reminder of the hazards faced by construction workers and the importance of safety in work zones.