Jared Petruska obituary: Beloved Jared Petruska is dead after a New Jersey construction accident on 27th February, 2020.
Jared Petruska accident happened around 9:30 a.m. as construction workers were installing a water line at the Jersey City location along Route 440.
Construction workers were replacing the water main that goes into the Society Hill Housing Development, which is behind a shopping center where the incident occurred.
The main runs through the parking lot of the shopping center.
The trench collapsed, and 35 year old construction worker Jared Petruska became trapped and buried up to his chest.
Jared Petruska obituary:
The victim’s father and brother were also at the scene. They were working together to install the water line.
Jared Petruska was trapped in the hole for five hours before his body was freed. He did not survive the ordeal, causing Jared Petruska death.
The exact cause of the collapse was not immediately known, but authorities say it could have been due to the recent weather.
According to director of Office of Emergency Management, Greg Kierce:
“It’s down approximately four feet, you know, we’ve had rain and mud and dirt. You know, I guess when you open these things up you have to be careful about the stability of the ground and things like that.
Right now, all of that is speculative, what occurred.”
Members of the Office of Emergency Management and Occupational Safety and Health Administration are on scene.
Please say a prayer for his grieving family and loved ones. May his soul rest in perfect peace.