Last week, two brothers, ages 8 and 12, accompanied their father to work at a pool construction site. They climbed into the bed of a sand truck, and the older brother was tragically buried alive underneath a sand pile. The 8-year-old was half buried and holding on trying to keep himself from being sucked down.
Workers discovered the construction accident when they noticed the hose which pumps the sand mixture was clogged. Once they found the brothers, they grabbed shovels and began digging them out. The construction accident victims were transported to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Forth Worth, Texas, where the 12-year-old accident victim died.
The 8-year-old suffered a broke leg and is recovering. According to the sheriff, the father will not face any charges for his sons to a dangerous worksite.
12-Year-Old Killed In Azle Construction Accident, CBS11tv.com, July 24, 2009
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