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Piscataway Man Killed After Being Pinned Under Heavy Machinery in Middlesex

By kbm0423 on
Middlesex Borough

Middlesex County officials are reporting that a man was killed after being pinned under heavy machinery this morning.

According to police officials, at approximately 8:30 a.m. on February 9, police headquarters received a 9-1-1 call from an employee at Bridgewater Disposal, 1 South Raritan Avenue in Middlesex, reporting that an individual was pinned under a piece of machinery. 

Police said that responding officers located the victim, business owner Kenneth Buratti, 67, of Piscataway, pinned by a hydraulic arm attached to a garbage collection truck that he had been performing maintenance work on. 

Officials said that Mr. Buratti was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Representatives from the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office and the United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) responded to assist in the investigation. 

The Middlesex County Fire Marshal’s Office, Middlesex County Urban Search and Rescue Team, and the Middlesex Fire Department all responded for scene support.