One dead in fatal pulley system accident in Plainfield

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PLAINFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — A Louisiana man died when a piece of equipment fell on him in a construction accident in Plainfield Thursday.

The accident happened at the Plainfield Renewable Energy Plant at 12 Millbrook Road around 4a.m.

According to police, a contracting crew had been attempting to replace an expansion joint when part of the pulley system let go, causing the joint to fall, pinning a worker under it.

Justin Scott, 39, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana was transported to the emergency room where he was pronounced dead.

Federal OSHA and CT OSHA are currently investigating the incident.

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