EVERETT, MASS. (WHDH) - Wynn Boston Harbor is investigating after a construction worker was killed Tuesday at the site of its $2.4 billion casino project in Everett.

The worker, identified by J.Derenzo Company as Joe Teixeira, 56, of Seekonk, was an equipment operator who had been with the company for four years.

Everett firefighters responded to the construction site around 3 p.m. after receiving reports of an unresponsive man. Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan’s office said a preliminary investigation determined Teixeira was using an excavator to dismantle a trench box when the incident occurred.

Although Teixeira regained consciousness at the scene before being taken to Massachusetts General Hospital,  he later succumbed to his injuries,  Ryan’s office said.

In a statement, Wynn spokesman Greg John said it was a “very sad day for everyone at Wynn Boston Harbor. Our deepest condolences and heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to his family and coworkers.”

The 3-million-square-foot casino complex is expected to open in June 2019.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is assisting with the investigation.

This is a developing news story and additional information will be added as it becomes available.

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