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UPDATE: Duluth Man Dies in Alpharetta Water Line Accident

The 49-year-old victim was working for a Fulton County subcontractor installing water lines when the accident occurred.

UPDATE: Duluth Man Dies in Alpharetta Water Line Accident

UPDATED: 6:20 p.m.: A construction worker died in an accident at McGinnis Ferry Road and Windward Concourse early this afternoon, according to the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety.

Manuel Aguirre, 49, of Duluth, was run over by a backhoe at around noon today, Feb. 27. He was dead on the scene, said George Gordon, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety.

The victim was working for B&H Construction Co., a subcontractor on a Fulton County water project. The company was laying water lines.

Forsyth County was first called to the scene, but first responders realized the location was in Alpharetta, so the city got the call.

"So we are handling the investigation," Gordon said.

He said OSHA also responded to the scene.

Gordon said it was "a sad way to lose a life."

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