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Man Dies After Being Crushed in an Excavator Accident

On last Friday afternoon, a man was tragically killed in a construction accident. L.B. Ellis, 62, was working on private land near the Kentucky Splash Water Park when he got out of his dump truck and his friend and business partner accidently struck him with the turret of the excavator he was operating. Ellis became caught between the two machines and died as a result.

The coroner says that no charges will be filed in this construction accident death.

“It was just a sheer accident,” according to Andy Croley, Whitley County Coroner. “Unfortunately, when you work around machinery like that, you really can’t hear if there is a warning. When you have both machines on, (there’s) the noise of the dump truck and the noise of the excavator working.”

Williamsburg man dies in construction accident, Kentucky.com, November 29, 2008
Williamsburg man killed in excavator accident, The Times-Tribune, November 28, 2008
Our Massachusetts wrongful death attorneys can assist you if you have lost a relative due to an accident on a construction site or other area.

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