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A man died after becoming trapped between the bucket arm and body of an excavator, similar to the one pictured here.

A man died in a heavy equipment accident at a property near River John in Nova Scotia's Colchester County.

Just before 1 p.m., Colchester RCMP, Tatamagouche Fire Services and paramedics responded to an emergency call. The man was dead when they arrived on scene.

Police said the 69-year-old man died when he was trapped between the bucket arm and body of an excavator on a private property in the hamlet of Middleton, near River John.

The matter has been turned over to the medical examiner’s office.

The victim's name has not been released.