Tractor Kills Woman On NorCal College Campus

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a woman was hit by a tractor and killed at a construction site on the campus of San Jose City College.

School officials say the woman was hit when the backhoe tractor backed into a walkway at about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday between the college's fine arts and vocational arts buildings. The woman was declared dead at a hospital.

San Jose Evergreen Community College Chancellor Rita Cepeda expressed sympathies to the victim's family at a news conference, but officials would not say whether the woman was a student, visitor or employee of the school or construction company.

Classes are not in session at the school, which is between its summer and fall semesters.

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health - or Cal-OSHA - is handling the investigation.

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