PennDot Road Worker Crushed to Death in Lawrence County

By   A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation worker was killed in an accident in Lawrence County Thursday.   Pulaski Township police said PennDot crews were paving State Route 551 north of State Route 422 when 42-year-old Richard Bentel, a Transportation Equipment Operator, fell off a grading machine and was crushed to death. Bentel was a temporary worker with PennDot and was supposed to be done working April 30.   Everyone at PennDot is grieving.   “Obviously, this is something horrific. We do have counselors on site today (Friday) helping the crew. We’re working with the family to try and help them get through this, as well,” said PennDot spokesperson Jim Struzzi.   The accident is still under investigation.

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