Last week, a construction accident claimed the life of a Georgia machinery operator. The man was operating a bob-cat at a high school construction site when he was hit and killed by the machine’s boom.
According to reports, the worker was partially out of the bob-cat when it killed him. He had apparently climbed out of the front of the driver’s seat to adjust the machine or remove some debris when he caused the raised shovel arm to drop, pinning him head to the steel cage. The construction accident victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by the coroner.
Sheriff’s deputies and investigators from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the fatal construction accident.
Source: One Killed In Construction Accident At High School, CBSAtlanta.com, April 21, 2010
Douglas County construction worker crushed to death, Atlanta-Journal Constitution, April 21, 2010
Contact a Massachusetts construction accident lawyer if you or a family member has been injured or killed on the job.