Last Tuesday morning, an accident involving a gravel truck killed a 54-year-old construction worker. Police say the worker died at the scene of the construction accident after the gravel truck accidentally drove over him.
Authorities are continuing to investigate the fatal accident.
In addition to motor vehicle accidents, construction workers face a number of other hazards on the job, including crane collapses, welding accidents, on-site explosions, fires, defective construction tools, and electrical shock. These types of accidents can result in serious injuries such as brain damage, spinal cord injuries, internal injuries, and severed limbs.
Sources: Fatal accident at Enbridge oil site north of Crookston: Driver, victim identified, Crookston Daily News, November 25, 2009
One killed in construction accident north of Crookston, Osakis Review, November 25, 2009
Contact a Massachusetts workplace accident attorney if you or a loved has been injured on the job.