A construction worker was killed Tuesday afternoon during an industrial accident next to southbound Highway 99, south of McHenry Road, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department.
The man's identity hasn't been released by the coroner's office, pending notification of his family, according to deputy Delray Shelton, sheriff's spokesman.
Details about the circumstances of the accident were not available late Tuesday.
Shelton said the Sheriff's Department was notified about the accident about 2 p.m.
The state's Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the incident.