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Investigation Continues into Fatal Dump Truck Accident

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md.-  The Maryland Safety and Health Administration and OSHA are assisting Maryland State Police in their investigation into a fatal industrial accident that happened Monday afternoon in Somerset County.

Investigators have identified the victim as 73-year-old Kenneth Jacob Beasley of Princess Anne.

Authorities said Beasley was operating a 2005 Caterpillar 725 dump truck on private property near Cedar Drive in Princess Anne on Monday afternoon. Police said that just before 2 p.m., the dump truck was found partially submerged in a ditch.

Troopers said Beasley was found and removed by co-workers and flown to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

Beasley's body was taken to the Chief Medical Examiner's Office in Baltimore for an autopsy.

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