Carrolton, TX: Man Killed in Construction Accident near Old Denton Rd. & Windhaven Parkway
Carrolton, TXA -- A construction incident in the area of Carrolton, TX took the life of an unidentified man Monday, March 6, 2017 around 2 p.m.
According to reports, the incident took place off Old Denton Road & Windhaven Parkway.
The details of the incident are sparse, but it appears the deceased victim was run over a by large construction equipment.At the time of the reports, it was claimed there were no charges pending. Further information, including the identities of all involved, may become known as the investigation concludes.
The official investigation is currently underway.
The preliminary press release provided no further information at the time of its release.
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How often does a fatal work accident makes the front page of the news? Have we gotten to the point where so many of these accidents occur, that not one of them is sensational enough to rise to levels of public outrage?
I get that construction work carries a higher level of danger than most other jobs. In fact, jobs in the construction industry rate as some of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. The most recent study--2014--conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that 19% of all work related deaths in the U.S. occurred within the construction industry. As of the study, there were 899 fatalities in the construction industry in the U.S for that one year alone.
Let's face it, even considering the sobering statistics about construction site safety, most people that make a living from this inherently dangerous job make it home safely. Which prompts me to wonder, what took place at this particular job site that led to this person's death?
--Grossman Law Offices