|Topic: Worker Killed on Road Construction Site|
|Date Issued: September 19, 2014||Date Revised:|
The man was part of a three-person surveying team that was cross sectioning part of a road that was being upgraded. The worker was installing wooden stakes in the road-bed to record elevations being radioed to him by a technician using a surveying level.
He knelt beside the stake in the middle of the road to record the measurement, unaware that a dump-truck was backing toward him. With his back turned to the truck, he neither saw nor heard it bearing down on him; in his kneeling position he was invisible to the driver. He was run down by the dump truck, and pronounced dead on the spot.
Investigating officers noted that the truck was equipped with a back-up alarm, which was determined to be in good working order.