OSHA: Worker killed in crash at American Dream construction site

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Authorities say a worker has died at the construction site of the soon-to-open American Dream megamall and entertainment complex.

The accident occurred on Wednesday afternoon at the East Rutherford site.

New Jersey State Police say 37-year-old Eric Papenfuhs was operating a utility vehicle on a parking deck when he struck a parked flatbed trailer.

The Hunterdon County man was pronounced dead at Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Center.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.

The mall features theme parks, an indoor ski slope, high-end shopping and dining and has been plagued by delays.

It is scheduled to open in two weeks.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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