Federal authorities probing carnival worker's death

BRENTWOOD - Federal investigators are looking into the death of a carnival worker who was hit in the head by a ride on Saturday. Michael Austin, 22, was working at the Feast of Mother Cabrini festival in Brentwood when he reached under a ride called The Scat to get something. He was hit in the head by the moving machinery and was later pronounced dead. Suffolk detectives and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are investigating Austin's death.Worker hit, killed by carnival ride in Brentwood

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