Construction worker killed in accident on HWY 17 from Los Banos

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Construction company Graniterock confirms a worker killed after being struck by truck on Highway 17 in the Santa Cruz Mountains was from Los Banos. (KFSN)

Construction company Graniterock confirms a worker killed after being struck by truck on Highway 17 in the Santa Cruz Mountains was from Los Banos.

The company identifies the man as 54-year-old Robert Gill who has been with the company for 15 years.

According to authorities, the accident happened while a crew was cleaning up debris from a Highway 17 mudslide where a dump truck backed over Gill by accident.

Another worker was injured and has been identified as Stephen Whitmire. His status is currently unknown.

Graniterock Construction posted a picture of Gill along with condolences to the family.



Gill leaves behind a wife and two kids.

Stay with Action News for more on this developing story.
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