By Alex Robinson

A Department of Sanitation worker was killed in Maspeth Saturday afternoon after he was accidentally pinned down by a mechanical street sweeper, agency officials said.

Steven Frosch, 43, had been working on his own sweeper in a DSNY garage, at 48-01 58th Rd., when a colleague, who had not seen him, accidentally drove over him, officials said.

‘Sanitation work is very dangerous and difficult work and we appreciate those who accept the call to duty. Our hearts go out to the Frosch family on their loss,’ DSNY Commissioner Kathryn Garcia said in a statement.

A father of four, Frosch had worked for the city agency since 1999.

Sanitation officials said a complete investigation of the incident was underway Saturday afternoon.

Reach reporter Alex Robinson by e-mail at arobinson@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4566.

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