1 dead, 1 injured after heavy machinery crash in Hamilton

At least one person was killed in a crash on Tuesday in Hamilton, according to Butler County dispatchers.
Published: Oct. 3, 2023 at 6:09 PM EDT
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HAMILTON, Ohio (WXIX) - A man operating a rubber tire roller was killed and another injured in Hamilton on Tuesday while working along Old Oxford Road.

Two men were operating the 30,000-pound machine near Meijer and Skyline Chili when it crashed at around 4 p.m. The crash occurred near the intersection of Old Oxford Road, Hamilton Richmond Road and Main Street, according to police at the scene.

One of the men operating the machine was killed while the other was taken to the hospital. He was later airlifted from that hospital to another, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

An OSHA representative said the men were working at a site along Old Oxford Road when the rubber tire roller had a malfunction that prevented it from stopping. The two men rode the roller down Old Oxford Road before turning into the grass.

The machine flipped and began rolling in the grass, breaking multiple pieces off, including four tires.

OSHA and the Hamilton Police Department are investigating the accident.

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