NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A New York City Department of Transportation worker has died after being run over by a dump truck while on the job.
Police said 44-year-old Eduardo Calleabril, of Queens, was part of a paving crew on the Upper East Side.
Tragic news on the Upper East Side this morning. @NYC_DOT veteran Eduardo Calleabril was struck by a vehicle and lost his life while working with a resurfacing crew. Please keep his family in your thoughts today.
We’re undertaking a full investigation into how this happened.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) October 22, 2019
He was hit by the MACK truck as it backed up around 1 a.m. on East 88th Street between York and East End avenues.
Police said the 35-year-old driver stayed on the scene.
A memorial has started to form for a 44 year-old DOT employee struck and killed by a DOT truck while he was working to repave the street on E 88th. Police have spoken to the driver and say there is no indication of criminality, that it appears to be a tragic accident @CBSNewYork pic.twitter.com/VBPeEmijg2
— Natalie Duddridge (@CityNatalie) October 22, 2019
Calleabril was rushed to New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators said his death appeared to be a tragic accident. No charges were expected.