SUTTON, MASS. (WHDH) - A man has died after an excavator plunged more than 200 feet into a ravine in Sutton Tuesday afternoon, according to the Worcester County District Attorney.

SKY 7 HD flew over the scene on Leeland Hill Road around 4:30 p.m. and captured video of the heavy machinery on its side in a heavily wooded area.

The man, whose name has not yet been released,  was said to be working near the edge before the excavator overturned.

“It really wasn’t a construction project. He was doing some work close to the edge and it appears he was moving some fill if you will, extending that piece of the property and he was very close to the edge,” Worcester County DA Joseph Early said.

The fire department worked into the night to remove the body and the machine however, bad weather complicated their efforts. A tactical team was called to assist.

“It’s a very unstable slope, the machine is unstable. So it’s time-consuming but we will prevail and we are going to do this as safe as possible,” Fire Chief Matthew Belsito said.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, DA, local and state police are all investigating the incident.

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