MIDDLESEX — The owner of a trash collection service was killed on the job Wednesday morning while servicing a piece of machinery, according to authorities.

Prompted by a 911 call from an employee at Bridgewater Disposal, Middlesex Borough police responded to the site and found 67-year-old Kenneth Buratti pinned by a hydraulic arm attached to a garbage truck.

Buratti, of Piscataway, was performing maintenance on the truck when the incident occurred, officials said.

Buratti was pronounced dead at the scene.

Representatives from the county examiner's office and the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration responded to assist in the investigation, police said.

Contact reporter Dino Flammia at dino.flammia@townsquaremedia.com.

Update: NJ arrests in Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot

A year later, more than 20 people from New Jersey have been charged with involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

More From New Jersey 101.5 FM