Operator killed when excavator tips over into Newark Bay

An excavator that fell into Newark Bay Thursday

An excavator that fell into Newark Bay Thursday morning has been pulled from the water. (June 5, 2014 5:38 PM)

An excavator that fell into Newark Bay Thursday morning has been pulled from the water following an accident that killed the operator.

Witnesses say the operator was working near Delancey Street just before 9 a.m. when the rig started slipping and then toppled into the water, quickly sinking into the bay.

"He was just moving rocks, and slipped on the rocks," says Mike Rios. "He tried...

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