Worker killed in Delaware construction site accident identified

September 24, 2013 3:51:43 PM PDT
Authorities have identified the worker killed in Monday's construction site accident in Middletown.

Jerry Hurley was an employee of Austin & Bednash Construction, Inc. of Newark.

The Middletown Fire Department says Hurley was using an excavator to dig a hole next to a trench that had filled with water.

Hurley got out of the excavator to inspect the work and the ground gave way beneath him.

It took rescue workers 6 hours to recover his body because the ground was unstable.

The construction site is behind a movie theater building built on Garden Gate Drive.