SUMMERFIELD, N.C. – A worker from Eden was killed in an accident on a highway construction site Tuesday morning.

Dimino Foster, 28, died in the accident reported just before 11 a.m. along Highway 220 in Summerfield. Foster worked with Tetra Tech Construction.

Foster was hit by the counterweight of an excavator after walking into the excavator’s swing radius, said officials with the state Department of Labor.

State OSHA officials are investigating Foster’s death.